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How to install your domain's SSL Certificate on Hotmart Extensions Page Creator Pages

The SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificate helps improve the security of data shared over the internet.

When you install the certificate on your website, the URL (web address) changes to HTTPS format, and it shows a green lock. This "detail" helps the user to understand that a website is secure.

Keys required to install SSL on your domain

To install the certificate, your domain should be pointing to our IP. We have step-by-step instructions on how to do that here.

3 keys are required to perform this action: 

  • Private: belongs only to you.
  • Public: may be shared with others.
  • CA: certificate authority that verifies your SSL generator.

When you get SSL, these keys usually come with it.

How to save the keys

Now, check out how to save the keys.

In some services, such as GoDaddy, you first need to generate the CSR and then request your certificate on the platform. Check out the step-by-step instructions here.

When following the steps indicated above, remember that each key must be saved in a certain format. The public key must be saved in .CRT format, the private key in .KEY, and the CA in .CA.

Important: To identify the CA, look for a file name such as a bundle or ca.

Note that when you open the key in Notepad, you may find more than one code.

Before identifying the keys and installing them on your domain, check if the private and the public keys match.

To check your keys, access SSL Shopper here.

Paste the Public Key in the first field (Certificate) and the Private Key in the second field (Private Key).

If the keys match, the system will display a Match message. If the keys do not match, it'll be necessary to redo the certificate. 

How to identify keys in Notepad (for Microsoft Windows operating systems)

Saving a Public Key 

  1. Right-click on the certificate.
  2. Choose the Open With option and select Notepad.
  3. Identify the Public Key. It begins with the term BEGIN CERTIFICATE.
  4. After identifying it, save the file in format .CRT so you can add it to Hotmart Extensions Page Creator. Write a name for your public key, followed by a period and CRT (.CRT).
  5. When saving the file, in Save as type, select the option ALL FILES.
  6. Click Save.

Saving a Private Key 

  1. Right-click on the certificate.
  2. Choose the Open With option and select Notepad.
  3. Identify the Private Key. It has the term BEGIN PRIVATE KEY.
  4. After identifying it, save the file in format .KEY so you can add it to Hotmart Extensions Page Creator. Write a name for your public key, followed by a period and KEY (.KEY).
  5. When saving the file, in Save as type, select the option ALL FILES.
  6. Click Save.

Saving a CA

  1. Right-click on the certificate.
  2. Choose the Open With option and select Notepad.
  3. Save the file in .ca format so you can add it to Hotmart Extensions Page Creator. Type a name for your CA key, followed by a period and ca (.ca).
  4. When saving the file, in Save as type, select the option ALL FILES.
  5. Click Save.

How to add the keys to your page creator

Let's go to the domain dashboard of your Pages account: 

  1. Log in to the platform at the link https://app-vlc.hotmart.com/login
  2. In the upper right corner, click on the dots icon next to your profile picture
  3. A tab with the following options will open: 
  • Page Creator
  • Email marketing
  • Webinar
  • Products
  • View All Tools 
  1. Click Page Creator
  2. Click the arrow in the upper right corner, next to your profile name
  3. Click Manage domains
  4. Locate the domain that generated the certificate and click HTTPS. A message will be displayed to upload the keys.
  5. Find the location you saved the key on your computer and double-click or select and click Open.
  6. That's it! Your certificate has been installed on your domain.

Frequently Asked Questions during installation

> I saved the keys, but there's an error when I try uploading them. What can I do?

This can happen because the public key does not match the private key. To check, go to this link and redo the steps listed in the section How to save the keys.

> I saved the keys, and they match, but I still get an error when I try uploading them. What can I do?

If the keys MATCH and you still can't upload them to your domain, it's important to reopen the keys in Notepad.

Click File and Save As.

In some cases, the key has UTF-8 encoding with BOM, and it cannot be uploaded. If you have this issue, switch it to UTF-8 (without BOM) and click Save. 

When you do this, open an Incognito browser tab and install it on this tab.

If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Support.

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