Nginx SSL Certificate Installation

Nginx Server SSL Certificate Installation

  1. Concatenate the primary certificate and intermediate certificate.

    You need to concatenate the primary certificate file (your_domain_name.crt) and the intermediate certificate file (E-Tugra_Root.crt) into a single pem file by running the following command:

    cat your_domain_name.crt E-Tugra_Root.crt >> bundle.crt

  2. Edit the Nginx virtual hosts file.

    Now open your Nginx virtual host file for the website you are securing. If you need your site to be accessible through both secure (https) and non-secure (http) connections, you will need a server module for each type of connection. Make a copy of the existing non-secure server module and paste it below the original. Then add the lines in bold below:

     

    server {
    
    listen   443;
    
    ssl    on;
    ssl_certificate    /etc/ssl/your_domain_name.crt; (or .pem)
    ssl_certificate_key    /etc/ssl/your_domain_name.key;
    
    server_name your.domain.com;
    access_log /var/log/nginx/nginx.vhost.access.log;
    error_log /var/log/nginx/nginx.vhost.error.log;
    location / {
    	root   /home/www/public_html/your.domain.com/public/;
    	index  index.html;
    }
    
    }

    Adjust the file names to match your certificate files:

    • ssl_certificate should be your primary certificate combined with the intermediate certificate that you made in the previous step (e.g. your_domain_name.crt).
    • ssl_certificate_key should be the key file generated when you created the CSR.

     

  3. Restart Nginx.