installing intermediate certificates globally?

Maxim Dounin mdounin at
Wed Aug 25 19:57:52 MSD 2010


On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 08:51:51AM -0700, Rt Ibmer wrote:

> Thawte recently changed their certificate root structure and 
> requires the installation of two intermediate certificates. A 
> few questions please:
> 1) Am I correct that I need to take these two intermediate certs 
> and just concatenate these to my public cert they issued me and 
> that will work? At least, that is my understanding from the 
> docs.


> 2) I am running the older nginx 0.6.31.  Is the above approach 
> still valid? I wasn't sure if those notes in the docs about 
> intermediate certs apply to the older 0.6 version...?


> 3) Instead of doing the above - is there another place where I 
> can install these two intermediate certificates globally so that 
> each year when I renew I don't have to remember to concatenate 
> these certs to my new certificate? Ideally I'd like to place 
> these two certs somewhere on the server and just use the cert 
> they issue (without me having to concatenate these) and just 
> have it pick up the two others it needs from some global 
> configuration. Is this possible?


Maxim Dounin

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