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Tech Document Sep 25, 2018

How to Install Certificates on FileZilla using OpenSSL

This article will go into detail on how to install certificates on FileZilla using OpenSSL.

  1. On your FileZilla server, open FileZilla Server Options.

    Click Edit > Settings.

    FileZilla Server Options
  2. In the FileZilla Server Options window, in the tree on the left side, select SSL/TLS settings.FileZilla Server Options
  3. On the right side, under SSL/TLS settings, check Enable SSL/TLS support.
  4. In the Private key file box, enter the location of the key file that you generated when you created the CSR.

    For example, C:\Program Files\FileZilla Server\your _domain_name.key

  5. In the Certificate file box, enter the location of the .pem certificate file that contains the server certificate + intermediate certificate.

    For example, C:\Program Files\FileZilla Server\your _domain_name.pem

  6. When you are finished, click OK.
  7. Your SSL Certificate is now installed and ready to use.
  8. First Connection

    On the first connection using the FileZilla client, you are presented with the certificate files from the server.

    To avoid receiving this prompt on future connections, in the Unknown certificate window, check Always trust certificate in future sessions, and then click OK.

    FileZilla Server Options