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Updating an SSL certificate from Godaddy (or other) in Cloudbees

January 10, 2014 Leave a comment

So you managed to survive a whole year after getting your certificate, congratz, and now you need to replace it with a new one because the old one is about to expire.   Here are the simple steps to do that:

  1. Go to Godaddy and ask them to issue the new certificate.  You can use the CSR file you used last time you asked for a certificate.
  2. Download the certificate files, you’ll get two files with a CRT extension:  your site’s certificate, and go daddy’s CA certificate
  3. Append your site’s certificate to go daddy’s.  On unix, this would be cat your.crt godaddy.crt > finalcert.crt
  4. Validate that the certificate you created works for your deployment:
    bees app:cert:validate -a yourcloudbeesaccount -cert ./finalcert.crt -pk ./thekeyfileyougotwhenyoucreatedthecsrfile.key
  5. Update your deployment with the new certificate (you need to know the name of the ssl service you created on cloudbees, check your production app on cloudbees for this setting):
    bees app:router:update yoursslservicename-ssl -cert ./finalcert.crt -pk ./thekeyfileyougotwhenyoucreatedthecsrfile.key

That’s it, you should now have a valid new certificate live.

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