browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

SSL Certificate installation on WebStar

Posted by on September 27, 2005

Now that Verisign has competition for SSL certificates, I decided to purchase a SSL certificate from Network Solutions (which interestingly enough, was sold off by Verisign). The main difference between the Verisign and Network Solutions certificates is the need to combine the Primary, Intermediate and Root Certificates for the Network Solutions certificate to work on our WebStar server. What’s strange is that Network Solutions doesn’t provide directions on how to do this, but their competitor Digicert does. Therefore, I sent this letter to

Dear Sirs,

Regarding your instructions on installing a certificate for WebStar:

I believe the detail that Digicert has in their instructions is more helpful – especially on how to combine the Primary, Intermediate and Root Certificates:

“How to install your SSL Digital Certificate on a Webstar Server

1) Once you have received your Certificate files from DigiCert, open a text editor and paste the contents of each certificate one after another in the following order:

1. The Primary Certificate (your_domain_name.crt)
2. The Intermediate Certificate (DigiCertSecurityServicesCA.crt)
3. The Root Certificate (GTECybertrustRoot.crt)

Make sure that you include the beginning and end tags on each certificate. The result should look like this:

(Your Primary SSL certificate: your_domain_name.crt)
(Your Intermediate certificate: DigiCertSecurityServicesCA.crt)
(Your Root certificate: GTECyberTrustGlobalRoot.crt)

2) Save the combined file as digicertpack.pem

*Note: If you are using a older version of Webstar 4D it might require a certificate formatted as a combined Netscape file. Netscape format only applies to 4D versions 4 or older, version 5+ uses a pem file. If you have any problems with the pem file, please contact Customer Support about getting a combined Netscape certificate. “