Installing SSL: DoveCot

The following instructions explain how to install an SSL certificate under DoveCot.
The prerequisite is that the certificate and the private key already exist on the server.

private key
: /etc/ssl/private/ 
Certificate: /etc/ssl/certs/


Step 1

Open the configuration file /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf with any editor of your choice.


Step 2

Add the following lines to the configuration or change it accordingly.

Enable encrypted protocols imaps and pop3s:


Path to certificate:


Path to the key:

Then save the configuration and close the editor.


Step 3

Restart the DoveCot service.


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