Installing SSL Certificate on BigCommerce

The instructions below will outline how to install an SSL certificate on a BigCommerce web server. Please note that you will need your BigCommerce account credentials in order to log in to your BigCommerce account. If you have multiple servers, you will need to complete the steps below for each of the servers you would like to install SSL certificates on.

Before You Start

Before you start, please make sure you have downloaded your certificate files. Still haven't downloaded your certificate? To get instructions for how to download your certificate (.zip), you can click here.

After downloading your certificate, you should have a ZIP containing the following certificate files:

  • certificate.crt
  • ca_bundle.crt
  • private.key

Install Certificate:

  1. Log in to your BigCommerce account and select "Server Settings"
  2. Select "SSL Certificate", then click "Add a 3rd Party"
  3. Now enter (copy & paste) your certificate files into the respective fields.
  4. Finally, click on "Install".
Please Note
It may take up to 20 minutes for your SSL certificate to be fully installed on your BigCommerce site.


Your site has now been secured using your new SSL certificate!

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