Once a new SSL certificate in installed on your server it's very important to check if the process has been successful.
Main reasons bringing to a bad or not completely satisfying result are the following ones:
- intermediate CA root SSL certificate not installed;
- Private Key included in the installation process has not been issued for the right domain name or it is not in the right format required by the installation procedure for the server;
- errors during the installation process.
In order to get a prompt feedback about the SSL certificate installed on a server it's possible to check its availability online, typing the domain name in the provided fields
The main three online services to do that check are:
The image added below lists result get typing, in the "Enter your Web Server's domain name" field, www.trustico.com.
In that case the status is "Successful"; that means the SSL certificate has been correctly installed and is currently running on it. In other occasions you may find different feedbacks, showing the SSL certificate is not properly operating on the domain name (for example "SSL is not configured on this port") or the Intermediate SSL certificate has not been installed.