The features in this interface allow you to generate and manage SSL certificates, signing requests, and keys, which enhance your website's security. They are useful for websites that regularly work with sensitive information, such as login credentials and credit card numbers. Encryption protects visitors' communications from malicious users.
CAA (Certificate Authority Authentication) records in the domain's zone file restrict which CAs (Certificate Authority) may issue certificates for that domain.
- If no CAA records exist for a domain, all CAs can issue certificates for that domain.
- If conflicting CAA records already exist, remove the existing CAA records or add one for the desired CA.
For example, a CAA record for Comodo would resemble the following example, where
example.com represents the domain name:
You can manage CAA records through cPanel's Zone Editor interface (cPanel >> Home >> Domains >> Zone Editor).
This interface contains the following features:
- Private Keys (KEY) — Generate, view, upload, or delete private keys.
- Certificate Signing Requests (CSR) — Generate, view, or delete SSL certificate signing requests.
Certificates (CRT) — Set up an SSL certificate for the site.
Install and Manage SSL for your site (HTTPS) — Generate, view, upload, or delete SSL certificates.
Manage Certificate Sharing — Change your site's certificate sharing permissions.