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How to Manually migrate an SSL Certificate from SolidCP to Plesk

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If you are unable to regenerate a new SSL Certificate in Plesk we have wrote a guide on how you can manually export and import your existing SSL Certificate. 
This does not work for LetsEncrypt as they disable the ability to export SSL certificates with Private Keys.

Note this guide requires your computer to be running Microsoft Windows.

Download Extractor
1. Download and extract the ZIP file attached to this document
2. Open command prompt and navigate to the folder you just extracted.

Exporting the old SSL
3. In your web browser login to SolidCP at
4. Go to Websites and select your domain name. Click the SSL Tab and click Export Certificate, make a password that you will remember for one of the next steps.
download the file to the ssl folder you extracted from step 1.

Converting your Exported PFX to Importable PEM File
5. go back to your CMD window and run the following command
openssl.exe pkcs12 -in -out cert2.pem -nodes
you will then be asked to enter the password from Step 4. Type this and hit the enter key.
This will then generate a file called cert2.pem inside the same folder.

Check your account has SSL Enabled
6. Login to Plesk at and go to your domains page
You will see SSL/TLS Certificates with 1 of 2 Icons

Icon 1 is a padlock:

Icon 2 is a document with a red award in bottom right corner:

If you see Icon 1 (padlock skip to step 7 "Install the SSL Certificate" below)

If you see Icon 2 with the document and TLS/SSL lower down the page then do the following to enable SSL and convert to Icon 1:

Click Hosting Settings 
faca1633f0ccb1c39ff388208feae926edecb773?t=82f73ee7da3b22c8fe8c21753d80ba9d then tick SSL/TLS Support (do not tick any other boxes at this stage).
24bdef69e6a81258ab051d1f4660eec9e5e0c826?t=7a83312fb0dd4009d3b782305c7a3331 Click OK at the bottom of the page to save this setting.
You should now see the padlock like Icon 1 above.

Install the SSL Certificate

7.  Click the Padlock Icon
20663f54de3592c10daf04bf6227c9503a352075?t=75a63c682f0d6d57bd36463f766c2a1d 8. on the right hand side click upload button under under a .pem file
d20c83cdb1114b91144b912c10ae8e1f561dcb8b?t=5a9bf5bf436aa6d15e8f8c0f09cd6f5f 9. Select the .pem file we created earlier on cmd.

This will then complete the SSL installation.  We also recommend enabling these 3 options to
1. auto redirect HTTP to HTTPS
2. Enable HSTS strict rules
3. Auto renew SSL when it expires
990afa1785aafe375f6cca9fddeeb5526011796a?t=6da4de5b7ae7bb548f44b06dde9fe048 If you have other SSLs to migrate please remember to delete the existing .pfx and cert2.pem file from your SSL folder on your PC.


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