SSL Encryption Certificates are a very common method of securing your site. CentOS Web Panel (CWP) helps automate the process of applying SSL certificates for domains on your server. This article will detail how to Enable AutoSSL in CentOS Web panel.
This method issues Let’s Encrypt! SSL certificates. If you know you need a higher level of validation than the certificates provided by Let’s Encrypt, you must obtain an SSL certificate appropriate to your needs.
Enabling AutoSSL For a Domain
Before we can actually use the AutoSSL Function for any of our domains, we must first configure it. Keep in mind that you will need to enable AutoSSL for each new domain that is added.
Step 1: Log in to your CentOS Web Panel Admin dashboard. This is done by navigating to the IP Address of your server using port 2030. Looks something like this:
Once logged in, you should see your CWP Dashboard.
Step 2: Click on the drop down menu. Then, click on the link. This will bring you to the SSL Certificate module.
Step 3: Click on the AutoSSL (FREE) tab.
Step 4: Select the User that controls the domain you are enabling AutoSSL for. Then, select the domain to be enabled. There will be a delay while CentOS Web Panel runs background processes to determine if the domain is qualified to be enabled. Keep in mind that the selection of domains will be colored based on their status.
Green: the domain has an active certificate installed.
White: the status is currently unknown, or is currently selected and has not been issued a certificate but remains eligible.
Red: the domain is unable to receive a certificate.
See the color differences here:
Step 5: Click the button to install the SSL Certificate to the domain. Additionally, this action will enable AutoSSL automatic renewal. Finally, you will receive a Successful notification in the top-right corner of the page when it is completed.
Enabling Auto Renewal
Step 6: Click the Configure tab on the SSL Module page. This will take you to the Alerts and Autorenew configurations tab.
Step 7: Check the Activate box and leave other settings the same. Click Save to commit changes. Finally, your domains will be issued new certificates automatically.
Congratulations! You have enabled AutoSSL and Auto Renewal!