How To Change SSL Certificate? – Before We Get Into The Topic , let’s Learn Some Basic Of This Topic
How to Change SSL Certificate Providers?
How would one go about changing SSL providers or certificate authorities is a question we get a lot (CAS). We understand that replacing SSL appears to be a difficult operation, but it isn’t.
Simply replace the SSL certificate you were using with one issued by the new certificate authority you choose. CAS are frequently changed. That is, in fact, one of the most prevalent issues with which we assist businesses and websites. There are numerous reasons to change CAs.
- Optional products
- Customer service is important.
- Lack of confidence in the CA
- Issues of trustworthiness in California
So, How DO You Change SSL Certificate Providers?
Changing isn’t tough, fortunately. You go through the steps in the same way you would normally:
- Purchase a new SSL certificate from your preferred certificate authority.
- On your server, create a certificate signing request (CSR).
- Send the CSR to the CA of your choice.
- Validate your work, and
- Once the new certificate has been issued, install it on your server.
Remember that you’ll have to provide validation information to your new CA and go through the process all over again. Validation data can be reused by CAs for up to 27 months. You must, however, wait time for the validation to finish because CAs do not share information.
There are extra things to think about if you’re going to use automation. If you’re using an automated certificate management environment (ACME) or a third-party certificate management system, this is especially true. You’ll need to go into your server’s setup and tell it to start calling your new CA. The procedure varies depending on the platform, but in general, you want to ensure sure you’re not still receiving certificates from the old CA.
What Else Should I Worry About When Changing SSL Certificate Providers?
You might also wish to update your certificate authority authorization (CAA) records to prevent the CA from issuing any new certificates for your domains.
The most important thing to remember if you decide to switch SSL certificate providers is to not overthink it. SSL certificates were created to be swapped out regularly, regardless of where they came from.
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Replace an SSL Certificate on the BeyondTrust Appliance B Series
- If you need to accomplish one of the following, follow the instructions in this section:
- Replace a certificate signed by a CA from one certificate authority with a certificate signed by a CA from another certificate authority.
- Substitute a CA-signed certificate with a self-signed certificate.
- Change one type of CA-signed certificate for another from the same certificate authority.
- Please see Renew an Expired Certificate for the BeyondTrust Appliance B Series if you need to renew an existing CA-signed certificate from the same CA.
To establish secure connections, BeyondTrust client software must be able to validate the SSL certificate of their B Series Appliance. To do so, customers must trust the B Series Appliance’s server certificate’s certificate authority. If this CA is changed without first preparing the clients, it is conceivable that the customers will lose connectivity permanently as a result of failed SSL validation. To avoid this, the B Series Appliance must be upgraded with BeyondTrust Technical Support product builds and furnished with the new CA-signed certificate.
Create a Certificate Signing Request
The first step when utilizing a CA other than Let’s Encrypt is to create the CSR. Details about your organization and the BeyondTrust site can be seen in the request data connected with the CSR. This information is sent to your certificate authority, which will publicly certify your company and B Series Appliance.
A friendly name, key, subject name, and one or more subject alternate names are all included on certificates. To create a certificate signing request, you must enter this information in the BeyondTrust /appliance web interface.
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1.Go to Security > Certificates in the /appliance web interface of your B Series Appliance.
2.Make a title for Certificate Friendly Name that is descriptive. Your primary DNS name or the current month and year are two examples. This name is used to identify your certificate request on the Security > Certificates page of your B Series Appliance.
3.From the Key menu, select a key size. Check with your certificate authority to see whether they support any of the key strengths. Larger key sizes usually necessitate more processing overhead, which older systems may not be able to handle. Smaller key sizes, on the other hand, are more likely to become obsolete or insecure than bigger ones.
4.The contact information for the organization and department that created the certificate, as well as the certificate’s name, are included in the Subject Name.
- Enter the two-character Country code for your company. Please check www.iso.org/iso-3166-country-codes.html if you are unclear about your country code.
- If relevant, provide the name of your state or province. Because certain certificate authorities will not accept a state abbreviation, enter the entire name of the state.
- Enter the name of your city (Locality).
- Provide your company’s name in Organization.
- The certificate and/or BeyondTrust deployment are typically managed by an organizational unit, which is usually a division or department inside the corporation.
- Enter a title for your certificate in Name (Common Name). In many circumstances, a human-readable label should enough. Using your DNS name as the common name is not recommended. For backward compatibility, some certificate authorities may require that you provide your fully qualified DNS name. For more information, contact your certificate authority. To distinguish the certificate from others on the network, it must have a unique name. It’s important to note that this network may incorporate the public internet.
- List the fully qualified domain name for each DNS A-record that resolves to your B Series Appliance in Subject Alternative Names (e.g., access.example.com). Click the Add button once you’ve entered each subject’s alternate name (SAN).
- With a single SSL certificate, you may secure many hostnames with a SAN. A fully qualified domain name, such as access.example.com, or a wildcard domain name, such as *.example.com, can be used as a DNS address. A wildcard domain name, such as access.example.com, remote.example.com, and so on, covers several subdomains. If your site will have several hostnames that aren’t protected by a wildcard certificate, make sure to declare them as additional SANs.
5.You must re-enter the fully qualified domain name as the first SAN item if you used it as your subject’s common name. Contact BeyondTrust Technical Support first if you want to use IP addresses instead of DNS names.
It is advised that you use a wildcard certificate that covers both your BeyondTrust site hostname and each traffic node hostname if you want to deploy multiple B Series Appliances in an Atlas arrangement. Adding traffic nodes that utilize different certificates will need a rebuild of the BeyondTrust software if you do not use a wildcard certificate.
6.Wait for the page to refresh before clicking Create Certificate Request.
7.In the Certificate Requests section, the certificate request should now be visible.