Perform only the following steps to reset a self-signed certificate and not a signed certificate. If you perform these steps for a signed certificate, you will replace a signed certificate with a self-signed certificate. Use the below steps to reset SSL certificate via command line using API.

How to reset certificate via Command Line

Check the root account access hash and create it if it is not available.

[ -f /root/.accesshash ] || /usr/local/cpanel/bin/mkaccesshash

List all available cPanel services that have SSL installed

curl -s -k -H "Authorization: WHM root:"`cat /root/.accesshash | sed ':a;N;$!ba;s/\n//g'` 'https://localhost:2087/json-api/fetch_service_ssl_components?api.version=1' | python -mjson.tool | grep service

Reset SSL certificate for a service (courier-imapd)

curl -s -k -H "Authorization: WHM root:"`cat /root/.accesshash | sed ':a;N;$!ba;s/\n//g'` 'https://localhost:2087/json-api/reset_service_ssl_certificate?api.version=1&service=courier-imapd' | python -mjson.tool

You can do the same way for other services.

Reset SSL certificate via WHM


manage SSL certificate

Manage SSL certificate on WHM

To reset any cPanel service’s self-signed SSL certificate, do the following steps:

  • Log in to WHM as the root user.
  • Navigate to WHM’s Manage SSL Certificates interface (WHM >> Home >> Service Configuration >> Manage SSL Certificates).
  • In the Actions column, click Reset Certificate for the desired service.

The new expiration date will display in the Certificate Expiration column.


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