GEOTRUST RapidSSL installation in Plesk 12 (Certificate chain, intermediate certificates)

After validating the RapidSSL certificate request, GEOTRUST is delivering your RapidSSL certificate by email. The email includes an attached ZIP file that contains the following files:

CACertificate-INTERMEDIATE-1.cer

CACertificate-ROOT-2.cer

as well as

ServerCertificate.cer (=identical ServerCertificate.crt) as well as PKCS7.p7b (unused - typically required for installation under Windows/IIS)


Plesk 12 is only offering two textfields for pasting your certificate. In order to paste your RapidSSL certificate including the full certificate chain, you have to combine the following files:

 

CACertificate-INTERMEDIATE-1.cer

CACertificate-ROOT-2.cer

 

inside a text editor and keep them them in the correct order as mentioned above. The contents of the "ServerCertificate.cer" has to be placed as the Certificate. The content from the two combined CACertificate-* files has to be pasted into the "CA-Certificate" field. Alternatively you can also just use our pre-combined version from below:

 
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----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A1UdEwEB/wQIMAYBAf8CAQAwDgYDVR0PAQH/BAQDAgEGMDYGA1UdHwQvMC0wK6ApoCeGJWh0dHA6
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BzABhhNodHRwOi8vZzIuc3ltY2IuY29tMEwGA1UdIARFMEMwQQYKYIZIAYb4RQEHNjAzMDEGCCsG
AQUFBwIBFiVodHRwOi8vd3d3Lmdlb3RydXN0LmNvbS9yZXNvdXJjZXMvY3BzMCkGA1UdEQQiMCCk
HjAcMRowGAYDVQQDExFTeW1hbnRlY1BLSS0xLTU2OTANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQsFAAOCAQEANevhiyBW
lLp6vXmp9uP+bji0MsGj21hWID59xzqxZ2nVeRQb9vrsYPJ5zQoMYIp0TKOTKqDwUX/N6fmS/Zar
RfViPT9gRlATPSATGC6URq7VIf5Dockj/lPEvxrYrDrK3maXI67T30pNcx9vMaJRBBZqAOv5jUOB
8FChH6bKOvMoPF9RrNcKRXdLDlJiG9g4UaCSLT+Qbsh+QJ8gRhVd4FB84XavXu0R0y8TubglpK9Y
Ca81tGJUheNI3rzSkHp6pIQNo0LyUcDUrVNlXWz4Px8G8k/Ll6BKWcZ40egDuYVtLLrhX7atKz4l
ecWLVtXjCYDqwSfC2Q7sRwrp0Mr82A==
-----END CERTIFICATE-----
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----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-----END CERTIFICATE-----

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