Download a TLS/SSL certificate from your CertCentral account

After DigiCert issues your TLS/SSL certificate, download it directly to the server with the matching public key—server where you generated the certificate signing request (CSR).

When saving a certificate file, make sure to note the location.

Download certificate

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

  1. In your CertCentral account, in the left main menu, click Certificates > Orders.

  1. On the Orders page, in the Order # column, click the Quick View link of the certificate you want to download.

  1. In the Order # details pane (on the right), in the Download Certificate As dropdown, select the certificate format you want to use.

    • Best format for
      Download the certificate in the format recommended for the server platform or software selected when you ordered the certificate.
    • .crt (best for Apache/Linux)
      Download the certificate in a .crt format, best for Apache/Linux platforms.
    • .p7b (best for Microsoft and Java)
      Download the certificate in a .p7b format best for Microsoft and Java platforms.
    • More Options
      See step 5.
  1. In the Download Certificate As dropdown, click More Options to see more Server Platform options, File Type options, or download the Certificate, the Intermediate Certificate, or the Root Certificate.

Download a combined certificate file

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

Platform-specific

  1. In the Server Platform dropdown, select the server you will install the SSL certificate on and click Download.

  2. Save the file to your server/workstation.

File type-specific

  1. In the File Type dropdown, select the file format for your SSL/TLS certificate file and then click Download.

  2. Save the file to your server/workstation.

Download an individual certificate file: server, intermediate, and root

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

Server certificate file

  1. Under Certificate, click the Download link.

  2. Save the server certificate file to your server/workstation.

Intermediate certificate file

  1. Under Intermediate Certificate, click the Download link.

  2. Save the intermediate certificate file to your server/workstation.

Root certificate file

  1. Under Root Certificate, click the Download link.

  2. Save the root certificate file to your server/workstation.