NetSuite SSL Certificate

What is NetSuite SSL Certificate

Most of the people around the globe prefer to keep their personal data secured while surfing on the internet. So companies need to assure that while people are going through their website, they should assure them that the website is not spying on any personal data of the user. This can be done by following the HTTPS protocols to keep the cyber criminals away from interfering with your personal information. 

But how can you make sure that your website or domain is safe to use? 

The answer is, NetSuite SSL Certificate.

Why is NetSuite SSL Certificate important ?

Here are some points which prove why NetSuite SSL Certificate is important:

  • Increasing site security: Firstly, SSL certification is very important as it secures all the sensitive data transactions like login, bank details, personal phone numbers, and addresses  which can be misused if the website is not SSL certified
  • Secured subdomains: SSL certificate will not only secure the main domain but also the subdomains of your company and all this is done in one single certification. This is very useful for large businesses like Amazon, Walmart, etc.
  • Customers trust and credibility: SSL certification will also help you to gain the trust of the customers and visitors. There will be a security padlock displayed on your website which will show that you are credible enough to trust.
  • Search engine optimization: One more benefit of having the SSL certificate is that the web search engines always support and promote the websites which are SSL certified to avoid any negative consequences.

How can one get the SSL Certificate? 

Here are the detailed steps to get a NetSuite Certificate:

Step 1: A Private Key has to be created

Let us assume that you have purchased NetSuite SSL certificate from any reliable source, for Eg. GoDaddy SSL, LetsEncrypt SSL, etc.

After purchasing, you need to install OpenSSL by downloading it. OpenSSL is a toolkit that is used for TLS or Transport Layer Security. After installing it, you can start creating the private key. To do it you need to,

  • Start the command prompt on your desktop. This can be done by pressing Start > Accessories > Command Prompt, or just type in “CMD” in the search tab of windows.
  • Click “C” from the keyboard, then enter to change your directory.
  • Before pressing “Enter”, type “OpenSSL” 
  • This following code has to be copied and pasted in your subdomain and main domain. “genrsa –des3 –out <sub.mydomainkey>.key 2048”
  • After the last step, you need to create a new security key or password. This is called a secure phrase, this is one of the important steps as it protects your private key.

Step 2: Generating the Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

Before generating a CSR it is important to know that SSL providers may have some instructions and guidelines. To create a request for certificate signing:

  • Start the command prompt on your desktop. This can be done by pressing Start > Accessories > Command Prompt, or just type in “CMD” in the search tab of windows.
  • Click “C” from the keyboard, then enter to change your directory.
  • Before pressing “Enter”, type “OpenSSL” 
  • This following code has to be copied and pasted in your subdomain and main domain. “req –new –key <sub.mydomainkey>.key –out <sub.mydomainkeycsr>.csr”
  • Then you should enter some information about your company, business, and website. It will be,
Name The domain name of your server.
Organization This is the legal name of your company. This should not be abbreviated. XYZ Limited
Organization Unit The industry type of your business Technology and Media solution activities
City The city location of your business Belgaum
State The county/region your business is located Karnataka
Country This is the two-letter ISO code of your country where your business is located IND
Email ID An email address of your company for contact purposes [email protected]
Public Key The public key that will go into the certificate Generated automatically


If all the steps are done correctly then your PC should have two files in C drive i.e.

  • C:\OpenSSL\bin sub.mydomainkey 
  • sub.mydomainkeycsr.csr. 

Your CSR should be looking something like this;













Step 3: Requesting the Certificate

There might be different procedures for different SSL providers, but they all follow the same principle.

For Example: in GoDaddy, you need to log in to your account and head on to the SSL section. Then select “Set Up” which will take you to another page. Then paste the certificate code mentioned above in “provide a certificate signing request (CSR)” tab which will then analyze the domain name based on the data you gave earlier. Then you need to agree on some terms and some conditions and then you can request the certificate.

You might need to clarify the domain ownership if you bought it from any other service provider. For this you have two options, they are

  • HTML Page- you can clarify by uploading the unique ID and creating the standard directory
  • DNS Record- you will get an email which has a TXT value which is useful to create the domain in your names DNS zone file      

As soon as you have verified you are able to retrieve your SSL certificate

After this step, you should have

  • The SSL Certificate (sub.mydomain.crt)
  • The intermediate certificate (sub.mydomain_ca.crt)
  • The certificate signing request file (CSR)
  • The private key file (.key)

Step 4: Activating the NetSuite SSL Certificate

After creating the certificate file, you need to log into the dashboard with the admin role. After logging in, go to Navigate, and then to Files, click on File Cabinet and then select the SSL certificate which is present in the left-hand menu. Then select the add the file and then upload the .crt files

After your certificate is uploaded the last thing to do is go to the domain that you want to attach with the SSL certificate. To do this navigate to Set Up, click on Site Builder, and choose Domains. Here you will have the domains and subdomains associated and available with your account, choose the one you want to attach in and that’s it.

Your .crt and _ca.crt files are already uploaded in the file cabinet, press on the two arrows in the Certificate tab, select list, change the dropdown to SSL certificates. Then select the .crt file and you will complete the process for CA Certificate.

Then you need to enter the password or secure phrase that you created in the earlier stage. Also in the Certificate Key tab, you need to paste the contents of the CSR file. Your NetSuite SSL certificate will live in your domain.  

Having a NetSuite SSL certificate will make sure that your company has the credibility to withstand any kind of security threats and interference from the cyber criminals. Users can always confirm the secure website by looking at the lock symbol or the term “HTTPS” in the link tab of the browser.

If you are looking for the best NetSuite Development Service regarding SSL Certification then, you can visit our website and talk to our NetSuite professionals.

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