Reset lost admin password on FortiGate unit (Password Recovery)

    Posted in SSL Certificates on Nov 05, 2019


    Reset a lost admin password on a FortiGate unit (password recovery)

    Periodically a situation arises where the FortiGate needs to be accessed or the admin account’s password needs to be changed but no one with the existing password is available. If a physical access to the device is possible and with a few other tools, the password can be reset.

    By this article method we can reset password of the following FortiGate device –

    1. FortiGate

    2. FortiGate v5.0

    3. FortiGate v5.2

    4. FortiGate v5.4

    5. FortiWiFi v5.0

    6. FortiWiFi v5.2

    7. FortiWiFi v5.4

    What is needed:

    1. Console cable

    2. Terminal software suc...

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    How to install an SSL certificate on SonicWALL?

    Posted in SSL Certificates on Aug 07, 2019


    In order to install an SSL certificate on SonicWALL, perform the below steps -

    • Download issued SSL certificate >> Extract and rename to server.crt


    1. Create a .zip file with two files. Take the .crt downloaded from the Account Panel and also, use server.key generated during CSR creation on your SSL-VPN appliance.
    2. Log into the SonicWALL SSL-VPN appliance portal.
    3. After that, expand the System menu >> click Certificates.
    4. Install CA certificates in order to make your website compatible in browsers.
    5. On the System > Certificates page, in the Additional CA Certificates section > click Impo...
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    How to install an SSL certificate on Google Cloud Platform?

    Posted in SSL Certificates on Jul 31, 2019


    In order to install an SSL certificate on Google cloud platform, perform the below steps -

    1. Download the archive with the certificate files from your account or from the email sent to you from the CA.
    2. Sign into your Google Cloud account.
    3. Navigate to Products & services >> App Engine as below.


    1. App Engine menu >> Open settings >> SSL certificates >> Next page as below.


    1. Upload a new certificate >> Add a new SSL certificate
    2. Paste Certificate and Private Key codes in the next window.


    The Private Key code was generated along with the CSR (Certificate Signing Request) and code incl...

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    How to install an SSL certificate on IIS 10?

    Posted in SSL Certificates on Jul 30, 2019

    SSL installation in IIS 10 requires one certificate file with the .p7b (or .cer) file extension. Either download the issued certificate in the email delivered by Cloudtechtiq or download it in your account.

    In order to install the certificate, follow the steps below -

    1. Press Win + R and type “inetmgr” in the appeared window to run the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
    2. On the IIS Manager home page, locate the “Server Certificates” icon and double-click it.


    1. Locate the “Actions” panel on the right side and click “Complete Certificate Request”.


    1. In the “Specify Certi...
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    How to install an SSL certificate on IIS8?

    Posted in SSL Certificates on Jul 30, 2019


    In order to install an SSL certificate on IIS8, the following below process has to be followed :

    1. Download the certificate in PKCS#7 format in your account and upload it to the server. You can download the certificate from the email recieved from the CA. Unzip the archive and find the .p7b/.cer certificate file there.
    2. Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager > double click on “Server Certificates” icon > click on “Complete Certificate Request” in the “Actions” section.


    1. On the next screen it is necessary to fill in three fields:
    • File name containing the certification a...

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    How to install an SSL certificate on a NGINX server?

    Posted in SSL Certificates on Jul 30, 2019


    Once the certificate is issued by CA, you can begin with the process of installation of an SSL certificate on a NGINX server.

    Combine certificates into one file

    Foremost phase is to concatenate the certificate issued for your domain, with intermediate and root certificates into one file.

    Make sure that the certificates are placed in order as below :

    • The certificate for your domain name.
    • Intermediate certificates.
    • Last certificate should be the root one.
    METHOD 1

    Incase the intermediate and root certificates are uploaded and recieved seperately, use this method -

    cat cloudtechtiq.crt inter...
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    How to install an SSL certificate on Apache?

    Posted in SSL Certificates on Jul 29, 2019


    In order to install an SSL certificate on Apache, you need to implement the following steps :

    1. Upload the certificate files on your server.

    For CLOUDTECHTIQ certificates you should receive a zip-archive with several .crt files. You can also download the zip-archive which will contain the certificate for your domain name (.crt) and the CA bundle (.ca-bundle) file.

    If you uploaded the intermediate certificates separately on your server, you will need to concatenate them into a single CA bundle file. For instance, for CLOUDTECHTIQ Positive SSL certificate you can use the following command to...

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    How to install an SSL certificate in cPanel?

    Posted in SSL Certificates on Jul 29, 2019


    Foremost step in order to install an SSL certificate in cPanel is to generate a CSR code.

    How to generate a CSR code in cPanel

    • First, log in to your cPanel account.
    • In the Security section click on ‘SSL/TLS Manager'.


    Step 1. Generate Certificate Signing Request (CSR). Make sure you select the option ‘Generate a New 2048 bit key’.



    Enter the domain name you wish to secure. Please make sure you use a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN).


    • Fill in all the remaining required fields. Once all the fields are filled, click on Generate button.


    Copy and paste it into the corresponding box duri...

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    How to install an SSL certificate on a Tomcat server

    Posted in SSL Certificates on Jul 25, 2019


    Once the certificate is issued, the next step is to install it on a Tomcat server.

    There are different ways of importing the files into the keystore -
    PKCS#7 (.p7b)
    PEM (.crt)
    PKCS#12 (.pfx)

    1) PKCS#7 (.p7b)

    If the certificate you received is in PKCS#7 format (the extension of the certificate file will be .p7b or .cer), it already includes the necessary intermediate and root certificates.

    To import it into the keystore:


    Check the details of the certificate that was imported to the keystore as follows :


    2) PEM (.crt)

    If you received the certificate in the PEM format ( files will be wit...

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