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Tech Document Sep 26, 2018

How to Install Certificates on Webstar 5.x

This article will go into detail on how to install certificates on Webstar 5.x.

1. Once you have received your SSL Certificate files, 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(s)
3. The Root Certificate (TrustedRoot.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: (UTN AddTrust, XYZUTN, XYZ High Assurance)
(Your Root certificate: AddTrustExternal.crt)

2. Save the combined file as cert.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.
3. Your web server must have SSL capabilities turned on. You should view SSL displayed in the status window on your server, and have an SSL Security item in the list of settings in WebSTAR admin.
4. In the settings window, under WebSTAR admin, select SSL Security.
5. The top area lists IP addresses.
6. The lower area sets your security options, including certificate & private key data. The checkboxes set your policy regarding incoming connections.
7. Each IP address uses a unique Certificate. Only one certificate can be assigned to each.
8. Select the item for the IP address which corresponds to the host name of the current certificate.
9. On the Security popup menu, select SSL 2 and SSL 3.
10. Click on the Certificate Choose button. Select the cert.pem file (see instructions above on how to setup a correct pem file).
11. Click on the Private Key File Choose button. Select the private key file you used to generate your CSR.
12. Type your Private Key Password into the appropriate field.
13. Click the Save button.
14. View the server Status window. You should see a message confirming that the SSL certificate was accepted: SSL context for created.
15. Encryption Ciphers. The cipher checkboxes indicate which encryption algorithms you will support. The client can connect only if they support at least one of the cipher's you have enabled.

When you have chosen your cipher settings, click Save again to send/set the information.