Create a .pem file for SSL Certificate Installations

 

Creating a .pem with the Entire SSL Certificate Trust Chain

  1. Log into your DigiCert Management Console and download your Intermediate (DigiCertCA.crt), Root (TrustedRoot.crt), and Primary Certificates (your_domain_name.crt).
  2. Open a text editor (such as wordpad) and paste the entire body of each certificate into one text file in the following order:

    1. The Primary Certificate – your_domain_name.crt
    2. The Intermediate Certificate – DigiCertCA.crt
    3. The Root Certificate – TrustedRoot.crt

    Make sure to include the beginning and end tags on each certificate. The result should look like this:

    —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– 
    (Your Primary SSL certificate: your_domain_name.crt) 
    —–END CERTIFICATE—– 

    —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– 
    (Your Intermediate certificate: DigiCertCA.crt) 
    —–END CERTIFICATE—– 

    —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– 
    (Your Root certificate: TrustedRoot.crt) 
    —–END CERTIFICATE—–

    Save the combined file as your_domain_name.pem. The .pem file is now ready to use.

Creating a .pem with the Server and Intermediate Certificates

  1. Log into your DigiCert Management Console and download your Intermediate (DigiCertCA.crt) and Primary Certificates (your_domain_name.crt).
  2. Open a text editor (such as wordpad) and paste the entire body of each certificate into one text file in the following order:

    1. The Primary Certificate – your_domain_name.crt
    2. The Intermediate Certificate – DigiCertCA.crt

    Make sure to include the beginning and end tags on each certificate. The result should look like this:

    —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– 
    (Your Primary SSL certificate: your_domain_name.crt) 
    —–END CERTIFICATE—– 

    —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– 
    (Your Intermediate certificate: DigiCertCA.crt) 
    —–END CERTIFICATE—–

    Save the combined file as your_domain_name.pem. The .pem file is now ready to use.

Creating a .pem with the Private Key and Entire Trust Chain

  1. Log into your DigiCert Management Console and download your Intermediate (DigiCertCA.crt) and Primary Certificates (your_domain_name.crt).
  2. Open a text editor (such as wordpad) and paste the entire body of each certificate into one text file in the following order:

    1. The Private Key – your_domain_name.key
    2. The Primary Certificate – your_domain_name.crt
    3. The Intermediate Certificate – DigiCertCA.crt
    4. The Root Certificate – TrustedRoot.crt

    Make sure to include the beginning and end tags on each certificate. The result should look like this:

    —–BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY—– 
    (Your Private Key: your_domain_name.key) 
    —–END RSA PRIVATE KEY—– 

    —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– 
    (Your Primary SSL certificate: your_domain_name.crt) 
    —–END CERTIFICATE—– 

    —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– 
    (Your Intermediate certificate: DigiCertCA.crt) 
    —–END CERTIFICATE—– 

    —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– 
    (Your Root certificate: TrustedRoot.crt) 
    —–END CERTIFICATE—–

    Save the combined file as your_domain_name.pem. The .pem file is now ready to use.

 

 

Source: 

https://www.digicert.com/ssl-support/pem-ssl-creation.htm