Installing a Verisign Secure Site Certificate

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This article applies to the following ZCS versions.

ZCS 5.0 Article ZCS 5.0

NOTE: These files only apply to a Secure Site Certificate from Verisign.

Instructions on how to install a Secure Site Certificate on Zimbra Server:

  • Open a new browser window and create CSR through Zimbra Admin Console. Login to the Admin Console, click Certificates -> Install Certificate Button -> Select Target Server -> Select Generate the CSR for the commercial certificate authorizer -> create the CSR and download and save the CSR file.
  • Go to http://Verisign.com and create an account (or log in). Select a Secure Site certificate and follow the steps until it asks for the CSR. Open the CSR from Zimbra and copy and paste the information onto the Verisign page.
  • Once you successfully submit your CSR, a Secure Site Certificate will be created by Verisign and emailed to you.
  • Once you receive the certificate, save it as public.crt
  • Copy and paste the following text into a root.ca file:
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
MIIDAjCCAmsCEH3Z/gfPqB63EHln+6eJNMYwDQYJKoZIhvcNAQEFBQAwgcExCzAJ
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-----END CERTIFICATE-----
  • Copy and paste the following text into a intermediate.ca file:
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
MIIGLDCCBZWgAwIBAgIQbk/6s8XmacTRZ8mSq+hYxDANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQUFADCB
wTELMAkGA1UEBhMCVVMxFzAVBgNVBAoTDlZlcmlTaWduLCBJbmMuMTwwOgYDVQQL
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-----END CERTIFICATE-----
  • Go back to Admin Console and launch the Install Certificate wizard, pick the "Install the commercially signed certificate". When you are prompted to upload the certificate, select public.crt as Certificate, root.ca as Root CA, and intermediate.ca as Intermediate CA.
  • Click Next and then Install. Your Commercial Certificate will be installed successfully.
  • Restart the zimbra server.
Verified Against: Zimbra Collaboration Suite 5.0.15 Date Created: 10/08/2009
Article ID: https://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=Installing_a_Verisign_Secure_Site_Certificate Date Modified: 2015-03-24



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