SSL Certificate Domain Verification Using File Upload to Azure WordPress Website

Introduction

In this blog I will show how to renew a SSL certificate for an Azure WordPress blog site. When obtaining or renewing a certificate it is necessary to prove ownership of the DNS domain the certificate will be issued for. In my case the domain is blog.ictnsure.nl.The website I use to get free SSL Certificates is SSLforFree. They offers several ways you can proof domain ownership. One of these is adding a DNS TXT-record with a specific value and I describe this procedure in a previous blog. I found this DNS-record method a little challenging because my DNS provider does not let me adjust the TTL of DNS records; the TTL is hardcoded to 60 minutes. Furthermore, their DNS replication is slow.

Therefore, when a renewal of the certificate was due I decided to take another route namely Manual Verification. With this verification method you must place a specific text-file in the root folder of your blog web site so as to proof ownership of the domain.

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