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The SSL certificate used by Parallels Plesk Panel has expired. How can it be renewed?

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Plesk 11.0 for Linux
  • Parallels Plesk 11.5 for Linux
  • Parallels Plesk 10.3 for Linux/Unix

Symptoms

When Parallels Plesk Panel control panel or another site is opened via HTTPS, a warning is displayed regarding an expired certificate.

How do you renew it?

Resolution

There are no special Plesk certificates provided by Parallels. The default SSL certificate you used for the Parallels Plesk Panel is a self-signed certificate, which is generated once during Plesk installation. The SSL certificate presence is required for SSL connections.

This is a default certificate shown in the server certificate repository at Server -> Certificates (for Parallels Plesk Panel 7.5, 8.x) and at Settings -> SSL Certificates (for Parallels Plesk Panel 9.x).

You can create your own self-signed certificate on the Certificates page or purchase a real certificate from one of the world certificate authorities.

To create a new self-signed SSL certificate, log in to Parallels Plesk Panel as an administrator. Go to the Certificates page and create a new certificate.

For Parallels Plesk Panel version 7.x, 8.x:

Server -> Certificates -> Add New Certificate

For Parallels Plesk Panel version 9.x:

Settings -> SSL Certificates -> Add SSL Certificate

For Parallels Plesk Panel version 10.x:

Tools & Utilities -> SSL Certificates -> Add SSL Certificate

Fill in the required preferences and click the button {Self-Signed}.

A new self-signed SSL certificate will be created in the server certificate repository.

To assign this SSL certificate for securing your Parallels Plesk Panel, check the new enabled SSL certificate in the list and click on Secure control panel if you have Plesk 8.2 or later. Or click Install if you have an older Plesk version.

Also, see Plesk documentation for how to set up self-signed certificates.

After you have created or uploaded a new certificate into Plesk and wish to use it for domains, you should set it for every IP you need so that the domains use it when you access them via HTTPS.

This can be done via page Server -> IP Addresses -> "choose IP" by selecting the needed Certificate in the "SSL Certificate" drop-down menu.

Search words:

SSL for 8443 port




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