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Add OCSP to Plesk Panel

Here’s a guide on adding OCSP to your Plesk 11.5.30 or Plesk 12.0.18 Panel.
Firstly you need to create a file containing both your intermediate and CA certificate, lets call it domainCA.pem.
create the folder…

and upload domainCA.pem to it.

Now create a file called ocsp.inc in

and add the following nginx directives to it…

Next you need to add an include statement for ocsp.inc in the plesk.conf file…

Like so…

With the other include directives.

And restart the Plesk server with

You now have OCSP on your Plesk Panel.

You can also add these directives on a per domain basis in the Plesk Panel under

Plesk -> Domains -> yourdomain.tld -> Apache & Nginx Settings -> Additional nginx directives

Add HSTS to Plesk Panel

Here’s how you can add HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) to your Plesk Panel.
This only applies to Plesk 11.5.30 and Plesk 12.0.18, older versions used lighttpd.

Locate the file and edit with your favourite editor…

And add the normal Nginx HSTS directive under the certificate entries like so…

Save the file and restart the Plesk server…

Now you have Strict Transport Security on your panel.
I will show you how to add OCSP to your Plesk Panel later in the week.

To add HSTS to domains hosted on Plesk, see Secure Redirect in Plesk