SSL Error: “The security certificate presented by this website was not issued by a trusted certificate authority.”

Installing a 3rd party SSL Certificate can be very frustrating, tedious process and things can go haywire unexpectedly. Have you tried re-keying/generating the Certificate Signing Request (CSR) then installing the SSL Certificate many times and was wondering why your server is rejecting it? I have experienced this annoying process and will not go through with this process again.

I found a great utility to alleviate my irritation in installing a SSL Certificate. DigiCert is a one stop shop to do repair, test and export your SSL certificate.

When you download DigiCertUtil simply open up the compressed file (DigiCertUtil.zip) and double-click on the executable file (DigiCertUtil.exe) then you’ll see the list of all the Certificates, some with the yellow exclamation mark or a red X.

Image 1 – Click on the SSL padlock icon, select the Certificate that needs to be repaired then choose Repair Certificate
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Image 2 – Once the Certificate has been repaired, click on the Export Certificate.

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Image 3 – Other Tools that might help you to ensure that the Certificate is valid and successfully installed – DigiCert Chain Manager, Certificate Installation Checker, Proxy Settings and Windows Automatic Root Update

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Now that you are aware on how to troubleshoot your SSL Certificate by using a DigiCert utility, this great utility will save you a lot of work and headaches. I’m quite impressed with the outcome.