I didn't realize that there was a CSR available in the certificate section and I went and procured a free SSL cert from StartSSL. I have the cert and have tried to install it and the steps that I followed showed that everything was fine. When I went to restart the server, I got the dreaded "unable to determine enable services from ldap" and couldn't restart services.
Since I'm not in production yet, I recovered from backup and am back to working.
Any further steps, considerations or instructions I should follow?