Step-by-Step instructions on transferring SSL certificate between servers.
Sometimes you need to swap SSL Certificates between servers. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as it sounds, there’s a lot of steps involved. But we’ve got your back. We can help. The following guide includes step-by-step instructions on how to export your SSL Certificate and put it on another Apache server.
Frankly, of all the server to server transfers, Apache to Apache might be the most straightforward. Let’s assume you’ve already installed the SSL Certificate on the first Apache Server. Here are the three steps:
- Locate the SSL Certificate – You can find this information in the Apache Configuration file they’re being used in. You need to find the certificate, private key, and any intermediates.
- Copy those files to the new Server – Yes, that’s as straightforward as it sounds.
- Edit your Apache Configuration file – Edit your file to use the new files on the new server.
Done. Simple, right?