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How to use Heroku's SSL Endpoint with an SSL certificate purchased from GoDaddy.

Create a Private Key

https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/csr

openssl genrsa -des3 -out server.orig.key 2048
openssl rsa -in server.orig.key -out server.key

Generate a Certificate Signing Request

openssl req -new -key server.key -out server.csr

Request Certificate from GoDaddy

  • Select Apache (2.0) as the web server when downloading
  • Unpack download into same dir as keys above
  • Combine root CA certificate
cat mydomain.com.crt gd_bundle.crt > final.crt

Add cert to heroku for use with ssl:endpoint

heroku certs:add final.crt server.key
# or if you're updating an existing 
heroku certs:update final.crt server.key
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