How to Regenerate an SSL Certificate

When you regenerate your certificate you reprocess the initial file, which will let you use a new public and private key. This may be useful if you believe your current SSL certificate may be compromised.

This is also the process you will use to change the domains listed on a multidomain SSL.

Warning

A regeneration request will launch the same domain validation process that you performed when you first created the certificate.

When you regenerate you can choose one of these two methods:

  • Automatic”:This will automatically generate and install the certificate for a site hosted on a Simple Hosting instance (size S+ or larger). You will not be able to download the certificate and use it elsewhere.

  • Manual”: You will be asked to provide a CSR that you have generated.

You can regenerate your SSL certificate from the SSL table or from the admin page of your certificate.

From the SSL Table

  1. After logging into your account, select “SSL Certificates” from the left navigation menu.

  2. Click on the three dot icon to the far right of the certificate you want to regenerate.

  3. Select “Regenerate” from the drop down menu.

  4. Select “Automatic” or “Manual.” See below for more explanation of the options.

  5. Click “Regenerate.”

  6. Complete the appropriate steps to validate your domain name.

From the Certificate Admin

  1. After logging into your account, select “SSL Certificates” from the left navigation menu.

  2. Click on the name of the certificate you want to regenerate.

  3. Click “Regenerate.”

  4. Select “Automatic” or “Manual.”

  5. Click “Regenerate.”

  6. Complete the appropriate steps to validate your domain name.

  • Automatic”:This will automatically generate and install the certificate for a site hosted on a Simple Hosting instance (size S+ or larger). You will not be able to download the certificate and use it elsewhere.

  • Manual”: You will be asked to provide a CSR that you have generated.