The SSL certificate helps a user to be assured that he or she is at a correct site which does not have any malware or will not try to steal their any information.
You can setup an SSL Certificate for a third party hosted site by following the instructions below. The below procedure will also help you to understand that how you can generate a CSR for your site with them. The below procedure is described for SSL certificate purchased from GoDaddy.
After you purchase an SSL, you must activate the SSL credit, and then begin the process of requesting the certificate. Before you start, make sure the registration information for your domain name is up to date and correct.
NOTE:Allow about 10 minutes to complete the request in your account.
To Request Standard and Wildcard SSL Certificates
- Log in to your Account Manager tab given in Godaddy home page.
- From the Products tab, click SSL Certificates.
- Click Set Up for the SSL credit you want to activate.
- Select the credit you want to use, and then click Set Up.
NOTE: The newly activated credit displays as New Certificate. If you don't see it right away, wait a minute and then refresh your browser.
- Click Launch for the SSL you just activated.
- If this is your first certificate, you must agree to the Subscriber Agreement.
- Click the Credits folder on the left.
NOTE: If you do not see the credit, refresh your list by clicking Click Here in the grey bar just below the faded buttons.
- Click Request Certificate next to the certificate credit you want to activate.
Select the appropriate hosting type for your certificate:
- If you host your website in the same account, select Web Hosting, Grid Hosting, Website Builder, Quick Shopping Cart or Dream Web Site or Dedicated Server or Virtual Private Server (VPS), with Simple Control Panel, and then select your domain from a list.
- If you host your website on a Dedicated server or with another provider, select Third Party or Dedicated Server or Virtual Private Server (VPS) without Simple Control Panel, and then enter the certificate signing request (CSR) in the field provided.
Choose your preference for the certificate issuing organization. One has an option to useseal either from Go Daddy or Starfield Technologies as the certificate-issuing organization when purchasing a new SSL certificate, manually renewing an SSL certificate or re-keying an SSL certificate.
- Click Next.
- Choose your preference for how you would like to validate the domain you are setting up for your certificate, and then click Next.
- Verify the accuracy certificate request, and then click Next.
After you submit your request, Godaddy must verify your application. You can monitor the progress of your certificate request in the Pending Requests folder. Also, be sure to check your email for further instructions.
If you selected Web Hosting, Grid Hosting, Website Builder, Quick Shopping Cart or Dream Web Site when you requested your certificate, we automatically update the IP address for your website when your SSL is approved.
If your domain and hosting are in different accounts, you must update the A record for your domain with the new IP address. See Finding Your Hosting Account's IP Address for more information. To learn how to update your domain's A record, see Managing DNS for Your Domain Names.
NOTE: Your site might be inaccessible until you update the A record.
We raised a query with Godaddy whether SSL certificate can be installed on Blogger hosted sites and for which we got a response that we should contact Blogger and seek clarification related to fact whether third party SSL Certificates can be used on their site and how one can generate a CSR for Blogger site. As you all know Blogger rarely responds to individual request and our query remained unanswered rom Blogger.