I have lost 6 hours of my time when I was trying to add new MultiSAN SSL on server. We already used one and we just added one new SAN placeholder for one subdomain.
Server: CentOS Linux + CPanel
- Entered new SAN, using saved CSR and Re-issued the SSL certificate
- Went to https://panel.mydomain.com > SSL/TLS Manager and added the new SSL under SSL/TLS Manager > Certificates (CRT) > Generate, view, upload, or delete SSL certificates.
- Nothing helped because when I visited https://subdomain.mydomain.com it said that it is using old SSL certificate which has expired.
- Tried everything, Re-keying, generating new CSR, few times downloading newly prepared SSL certificate, editing Apache httpd.conf file but nothing help.
- After 6 hours I saw the last option: SSL/TLS Manager > Install and Manage SSL for your site (HTTPS) > Manage SSL sites. Uploaded there all three things:
- My SSL certificate
- Decoded private key
- My provider’s SSL certificate
- Restart Apache web server
Voila! It finally worked!
What unfriendly user interface where all 4 options are equal and it is not obvious what needs to be done. Or maybe, I am the exception. Tried 3rd option all the time.
Hate these things, but on the other side I learned something new and you will spare some time if you come to the similar problem. Hope, you will find this post quickly!
I definitely wrote this post also for myself, it was not the first time I was searching for some solution and Google listed me my blog post 🙂