Skip to content

Creating an easy to deploy SSL certificate in PEM format

Balázs Nagy

2011-11-07

When ordering a secure certificate, most often one has to deal with the following files:

  • certificate key file (aka private key): .key
  • certificate request file: .csr
  • primary certificate file (issued by the CA): .crt
  • certificate chain (aka intermediate certificate, or sf bundle): sf_bundle.crt

As a result, when deploying to a web server, it is necessary to configure 3 files: the key, the cert, and the trust chain. However, a little known fact is that these can be combined in a “pem” file that holds all three. One may even include the trusted root certificate optionally. Here is how:

  • download your certificates (your_domain_name.crt) from your NewPush Customer Portal.
  • paste the entire body of each certificate one by one into one text file in the following order:Make sure to include the beginning and end tags on each certificate. The result should look like this:
  • domain.key
  • domain.crt
  • sf_bundle.crt

The number of

sections will depend of the length of the certificate trust chain.

NewPush Events

Upcoming webinars

Security Automation for SOAR and Remediation in Higher Education

John McClure, CISO, Laureate

Register

Successful delivery of RPA for IT Compliance

Mark Johnson, Senior Principal, EY

Register

RPA in Higher Education

Jeff Tannebaum, VP IT Compliance, Laureate

Register

logo

We focus on reliability, quality, and value.

© 2020, All rights reserved. | NewPush LLC. | newpush.com