How to use 3rd party issued SSL certificates with Godaddy

Step 1: Generate the CSR

  1. First, you need to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR). You can do so at:
  2. Submit the CSR to Godaddy. On godaddy’s site, paste in that CSR generated.
  3. Specify the web server (Apache, IIS, etc…).
  4. Choose other (for nginx), and then it will let you download two files. One of these will be the godaddy root CA key, the other will be the public key.
  5. In the CSR you originally created, copy just the private key, and paste that into a new file.

Step 2: Add the certificate on Teramind Dashboard

Login to your Teramind dashboard and do the following:

  1. Click the Gear icon near the top-right corner of the dashboard
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Select the Security tab.
  4. Under the Host section, in the HOSTNAME field, enter the common-name you used in the previous step (i.e.
  5. Click the SAVE button.
  6. Click Select file next to SELECT PRIVATE KEY and upload your private key from Godaddy.
  7. Click Select file next to SELECT PUBLIC KEY and upload your public key from Godaddy. 
  8. Click Select file next to SELECT ROOT CA KEY and upload your root ca key from Godaddy.
  9. Click the VALIDATE KEYS button.
  10. Click Save.
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