How to Install SSL Certificate for Your Own Domain Name in Bluemix

One of the first things that you need to know when trying to protect your website is how to install SSL Certificate for your own domain name in Bluemix. Since SSL Certificates protect your website and users from data transfer interception and other threats, it would be best to ensure that you have an excellent protection means, which is an SSL Certificate.

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Installing an SSL Certificate on your Bluemix Domain

To install a certificate on your Bluemix website, follow the guide below:

  • Download your SSL Certificate.

To download your SSL Certificate, go to your GoDaddy or Symantec account and check the status of your certificate. You will likely be able to download it a couple of hours after you have submitted your Certificate Signing Request.

Make sure that you have your certificate file, intermediate certificate and private key on hand. Save it somewhere safe then upload the file on your server.

  • Installing your certificate on Bluemix.

To install the certificate on your Bluemix website or application, go to the ‘Manage Domains’ tab. Then, choose your domain name then hit on the ‘Upload Certificate’ icon. That will be on the ‘SSL Certificate Column’.

You will be given the appropriate fields for the files that you need to download. Make sure that you choose the right file. Then, simply click on ‘Upload’. After the completion of the file uploads, you will be taken back into the ‘Manage Domains’ window. There, you will see if your domain has been successfully installed with the SSL Certificate.

You should see a green padlock at the window. Then, if you hit on the green padlock, you will be presented with a dialogue box that contains all the essential information about your domain. You will be able to edit things here on your certificate, as well as the intermediate certificate. This makes things easier for you since you can access the files easily.

After reviewing the details, you can now ‘Save’ the file and see if it is really working. Your website should be accessed thru HTTPS by now.

To find out how the SSL Certificate is working, you need to visit your Bluemix site where the certificate was just installed. You should see a green padlock on the address bar of your browser so watch out for it.

If the padlock is not yet properly displayed or there is a warning sign on the padlock, configure the access link or source of the elements that you are using in your website. You might have some links that are still unsafe and not under HTTPS. Make sure that you also take notice of this and edit the resources that might have been bringing unsecured links on your website.

Contact your hosting provider or your certificate authority to find the problem or make sure that there are no errors in the installation and configuration of your SSL Certificate.

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