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Just got a new certificate form godaddy. I have a couple crt files, one named "gd_bundle-g2-g1.crt" and the other a bunch-o-giberish.crt. I can't import the bundle with my key file (gets a "key values mismatch") but I thought I needed the bundle for the actual certificate to work.

How to I import both the certificate and the intermediate bundle? I found a link elsewhere but the link is dead.


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You need to append the contents of the bundle to your signed certificate. There are instructions at the bottom of this help topic https://manuals.gfi.com/en/kerio/connect/content/server-conf iguration/ssl-certificates/configuring-ssl-certificates-in-k erio-connect-1132.html
You can use sslchecker.com to validate if your certificate has been installed properly.
Note that you may need to try a few times before getting the right combination of root and intermediates. So you need to export your private key since the import option will require it each time you try to import a new cert.

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I've had problems importing a cert bundle in the past - getting the same error as you.
I don't believe that you do need both the cert and the intermediates for the cert to work at all, just that some mobile devices can complain if the full chain isn't there.

One solution to this is to take your cert (that imports fine). Open it in Notepad and copy the text.
Browse to <redacted lol> and paste in your cert text.
OK - apparently I can't post the link till I've posted more than 5 messages so just Google certificatechain.io or just put https in front of it or something... I do believe it's a totally legitimate page.
It will identify the missing intermediates and present you with a new text file containing your original cert plus the rest of the chain.
Copy this and paste into a Notepad file and save it as a crt file.
Import this just as you did your original crt.
Check with sslchecker.com that it's all good now.

Perhaps you could do similar manually by comparing your original crt file in notepad and the bundle and concatenating as required. But certificatechain.io does make it easy.


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Thanks all! Ended up doing this and pasting the cert and bundle together into a new crt file and it imported fine.

Sometimes it's easy to forget that certificates are just blobs of text.

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