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Install SSL Certificate on Apple Mac OS X Server

Install SSL mac os x
Mac OS X server is a separate OS of Apple Inc. The server works on open industry standards and protocols. It also includes services; applications used for sharing, calendars, events, transfer of secured messages, and performing live video conferences.

In this article, we would like to share the steps involved in the installation of an SSL certificate on the Apple Mac OS X server that is as follows.

Step 1

Once you have received the email, which contains intermediate and primary certificate files, extract them on the server.

Step 2

Open the Apple Mac OS X server, click on the import button and Add a certificate. Click on “keychain” in the drop-down menu, after that select the System option for the import process.

add certificate server keychain

Step 3

Now open the Apple Mac OS X server and click on “Certificate” and choose a setting option and click on ‘Add Signed or Renewed Certificate from Certificate Authority’ from drop-down menu.

server replace cacert

Step 4

Here, you will see the all details of your current certificate. Now drag the primary certificate (yourhostname.crt) into the popup window. Now click on the OK button to complete the process.

server replace cacert

Step 5

Congratulation, now you have installed an SSL certificate on the Apple Mac OS X Server.


Now allocate the SSL certificate to mail services and web services.

For Mail services:

Click on the “Mail” option on the left window panel, then browse Settings > Advanced > Security.

Now allocate the certificate to an SMTP or IMAP service.

For Web Services:

  • Click on the webserver and choose your website.
  • Select your website for you to purchase the certificate.
  • Click on the Security tab and Enable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) in the check box.
  • Select the certificate and restart the server.

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