Download a certificate from your account

User these instructions to download a copy of your certificate.

After DigiCert issues your certificate, you may want to download the certificate directly to your server where the certificate signing request was created (in other words the server with the certificate's matching public key.

  1. On the server you want to download the certificate to, open a browser and log in to your CertCentral account (https://www.digicert.com/account/login.php).

  2. In your CertCentral account, in the sidebar menu, click Certificates > Orders.

  3. On the Orders page, use the filters and advanced search features to locate the certificate you want to download.

  4. In the Order # column of the certificate to want to download, click the Quick View link.

  5. In the Order details pane (on the right), in the Download Certificate As drop-down list, select the option you want to use to download a copy of the certificate.

    • Best format for
      Use this option to download the certificate in the format recommended for the server platform or software that was selected when you ordered the certificate.
      Save the certificate file to your server or workstation, making sure to note the location.
    • .crt (best for Apache/Linux)
      Use this option to download the certificate in a .crt format, best for Apache/Linux platforms.
      Save the certificate file to your server or workstation, making sure to note the location.
    • .pb7 (best for Microsoft and Java)
      Use this option to download the certificate in a .p7b format best for Microsoft and Java platforms.
      Save the certificate file to your server or workstation, making sure to note the location.
    • More Options
      See step 6.
  6. In the Download Certificate As drop-down list, click More Options to see more Server Platform options (for example., Tomcat), File Type options (for example, A single. pem file containing all the certs), or to download only the Certificate, the Intermediate Certificate, or the Root Certificate.

Download a combined certificate file

In the Download Certificate window, under Combined Certificate Files, use any of these options to download the combined SSL certificate file.

Platform specific

  1. In the Server Platform drop-down list, select the server you are installing the SSL certificate on and then Click Download.

  2. Save the file to your server/workstation, making sure to note the location.

File type specific

  1. In the File Type drop-down list, select the file format you want to download the SSL certificate in and then click Download.

  2. Save the file to your server/workstation, making sure to note the location.

Download an individual certificate file (server, intermediate, and root)

In the Download Certificate window, under Individual Certificate Files, use one of these any of these options to download an individual certificate file.

Server certificate file

Under Certificate, click the Download link. Save the server certificate file to your server or workstation, making sure to note the location.

Intermediate certificate file

Under Intermediate Certificate, click the Download link. Save the intermediate certificate file to your server or workstation, making sure to note the location.

Root certificate file

Under Root Certificate, click the Download link. Save the root certificate file to your server or workstation, making sure to note the location.

Congratulations! You've successfully downloaded your SSL certificate.