Purchasing an SSL Certificate from a Public Certificate Authority - Facility Explorer - Metasys - LIT-12012015 - TL-MAP1810-0Px - TL-MAP1810-0Sx - Gateway/Router - MAP Gateway - 5.0

Mobile Access Portal Gateway Network and IT Guidance Technical Bulletin

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MAP Gateway
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You can obtain an SSL certificate from any public certificate authority. MAP Gateway requires a basic Class 1 SSL certificate, also called a domain verified certificate. This section includes instructions using the vendor https://www.namecheap.com/. This vendor is a popular reseller of SSL certificates from several of the largest certificate authorities, including GeoTrust, Inc. The RapidSSL product from GeoTrust, Inc. is used as an example in this document. You can use any public certificate authority to purchase an SSL certificate.


  1. In a web browser, browse tohttps://www.namecheap.com/.
    Note: The steps to purchase a security certificate vary according to the registrar. Use these instructions as an example.
  2. Navigate to the SSL certificate products.
  3. Choose the RapidSSL option used in these instructions and select the longest duration available for the certificate. Click Add to Cart.
  4. The Order Confirmation page appears. Click Confirm Order.
  5. You are prompted to create an account with https://www.namecheap.com/. If you already have an account, log in. If you do not have an account, enter your account information and click Create Account and Continue.
  6. The Order Review page appears. Review your order and select your payment option. Complete your purchase.
  7. The SSL certificate purchase is complete. Click Manage My Account to view your purchased certificate.
  8. On your Manage My Account page, a message appears alerting you to activate your SSL certificate. Click SSL Certificates page.
  9. In the Status column, click Activate Now.
  10. The Digital Certificate Order Form page appears. From the Select web server drop-down list, select Apache + ApacheSSL.
  11. On your computer, navigate to the location where you stored the Certificate request in Creating a Certificate Request (CSR). Select all of the text from the .txt file and paste the text into the Enter csr field on the Digital Certificate Order Form page.
  12. Click Next.
  13. Select the approver email address to verify ownership of the domain name. You must be able to access the mailbox of the email address selected. An email containing a validation code is sent to this email address. Click Next.
  14. A confirmation page appears. Confirm the administrator contact information is correct. Click Submit Order.
  15. The Digital Certificate Order Process Summary appears. Wait for the email to approve the certificate. Go to Importing a Certificate Signed by a Public CA to complete the process.