Using an Intermediary SSL Certificate with Webspace

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When using an intermediary SSL certificate with Webspace, you must concatenate your existing certificate with the intermediary certificate. The following example uses the Go Daddy intermediary certificate.


  1. Take the .crt and .key files that are being used on the Webspace host.
  2. Download the Go Daddy intermediary certificate (for example: GODaddyCA.crt). This should have come with the original certificate purchase but can also be located at the following Go Daddy site:
  3. Concatenate your .crt and the intermediary .crt file. (Combine them into a third file as follows: copy test_server.crt+GODaddyCA.crt server.crt.)
  4. Rename the key file from step 1 to server.key so that it matches the newly created server.crt file.
  5. Copy these two files onto the Webspace host (for example: c:\Data).
  6. Launch the Webspace Admin Console, and select Tools and then Host Options, and click the Security tab.
  7. Change the transport to SSL and increase the encryption level to 256-bit AES, if you have a high-encryption license. If not, leave it at 56-bit. The option to increase is only available if your license includes the Strong Encryption option.
  8. Browse to the SSL certificate server.crt in c:\data and click OK. You should not see an error message at this point if you have .crt and .key files with the same prefix.
  9. Enable Notify users when connections are secure for testing purposes.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Start a Webspace session from a different system.