SSL Certificate confusion.

Maxim Dounin mdounin at
Fri Oct 17 16:35:00 UTC 2014


On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 05:19:29PM +0100, Ian wrote:

> Hi All,
> My client's SSL certificates are about to run out, and we have gone through
> the process of
> getting the replacements from Godaddy.  However their instructions as to how
> to use them
> are useless.
> I expected a .crt and possibly a .key file, and I expected to simply replace
> the existing files
> with the new, and restart nginx.
> However I have been given two .crt files!  One contains a single certificate
> and the other three certificates!
> Is the reason there is no .key file because that is the private key and
> would not be sent out of our control. The old will continue to work fine.
> Does anyone know what the group of certificates is for, and how I should I
> introduce them to nginx?

The file with three certificates is a bundle with intermediate 
certs.  See here for more info:

Maxim Dounin

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