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/deinedomain.de.key 
Certificate: /etc/ssl/certs/deinedomain.de.crt

 

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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