Activation of SSL from WHMCS

In order to activate certificate your client needs to access list of his services and click on ‘View Details’ button next to ordered certificate.

After that he will need to click ‘View certificate details’ and ‘Configure certificate’.

He will see window with SSL activation fields:

At this stage he will need to input CSR code (obtained from web-server his domain is hosted at), select web-server type and fill in valid admin contact info.

Admin contact info will be pre-filled from customer's profile in WHMCS.


In case CSR code is ok, your client will see the list of available DCV options on the next page. Those DCV options are basically HTTP-based validation or approval email. Your client may select any of emails there to receive Domain Control Validation email on that address or select HTTP-based DCV. In case HTTP-based DCV radiobutton is selected no email is to be sent for validation, however your customer will need to submit a specific file to root folder of his domain.

Name and contents of file will be shown after he clicks ‘Submit’ and activation data gets transmitted to Certificate Authority. Also the file contents can be checked in customer’s area by viewing information of certificate that is being activated.

Further activation process is between you or your customer and Certificate Authority. You are to receive approval email (for most certificates except Symantec OV and EV certs) and to approve it. After that certificate is to be sent to you (within 10-15 mins) or some docs request is to be sent to you for OV or EV certs.


Important Note: 

Language variables containing strings with instructions to HTTP-based validation and with file contents are stored in /modules/servers/hostlanternssl/lang/English.php. If you are using other language you need to create
/modules/servers/hostlanternssl/lang/%yourlanguage%.php and change values of the following variables to corresponding phrases in your language: $_MOD_LANG['ncssl_http_based_validation'] ,$_MOD_LANG['ncssl_show_validation_file_contents'] , $_MOD_LANG['ncssl_custom_phrase_sslcertapproveremaildetails'],$_MOD_LANG['ncssl_custom_phrase_sslconfigcompletedetails'] 

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