SSL Certificate Installation Instructions

How to install your SSL Certificate

Your SSL Certificate will be emailed to you upon
issuance and it will be available for download in the
Trustwave® SSL Control Center.

Reviewing the files received from Trustwave®

When your certificate is issued, Trustwave® will e-mail a zip file that contains your certificate in the following formats:

  • .pem - This file contains a Base64 encoded ASCII concatenation of your certificate and the intermediate certificate that your certificate was issued from. It contains the "-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----" and the "-----END CERTIFICATE-----" lines around each certificate.
  • .cer - This file contains a Base64 encoded ASCII format of only your certificate with the "-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----" and the "-----END CERTIFICATE-----" lines around it.
  • .p7b - This file contains a Base64 encoded ASCII representation of your certificate and the intermediate certificate that your certificate was issued from. It contains the "-----BEGIN PKCS7-----" and the "-----END PKCS7-----" lines around the certificates.
  • .der - This file contains a binary representation of your certificate.
  • chain.cer - This file contains a Base64 encoded ASCII representation of the intermediate certificate.

You can also login to Control Center and view your issued certificates. When you click on a certificate and scroll to the bottom of the page, you can download the certificate zip folder.

Installation varies from server to server so please use the search box to
narrow down the server list or select your server from the list below.

Code Signing Installation Instructions



Certificate Analyzer

Once you have completed your certificate installation you can use our instant online troubleshooter to verify your installation and help resolve problems.
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