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How to Generate CSR for SSL

Objectives

Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for SSL installation

Prerequisites

NONE

Steps

Task 1: For Linux-based Servers

If you are using a Linux Server to host your website: –

Step 1: Access your Linux Server via PuTTY

Step 2: On the root directory, enter the following command: –

openssl req -new -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -keyout yourdomainname.2019.key -out yourdomainname.2019.csr

This will create a .key and .csr file.

Step 3: Fill up the required details

Common Name > *your domain name*
Organization > *your company name*
Organization Unit (OU) > IT
City > *your company city location*
State > *your company state location*
Country > *your company country code*

 

Step 4: On the root directory: –

nano yourdomainname.2019.csr 

Copy the contents in the .csr file and send it to the support department by issuing a ticket http://tickets.netonboard.com/.

Step 5: Verify the CSR file by accessing https://www.sslshopper.com/csr-decoder.html

Task 2: For Windows-based Servers

If you are using a Windows Server to host your website: –

Step 1: Access the Windows Server 

Step 2: Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools

Step 3: Select Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

Step 4: Select your server > Server Certificates.

Step 5: Select Create Certificate Request

Step 6: Fill up the required details: –
Common Name > *your domain name*
Organization > *your company name*
Organization Unit (OU) > IT
City > *your company city location*
State > *your company state location*
Country > *your company country code*
Select Next.

Step 7: On the Cryptographic Service Provider Properties screen: –

Cryptographic service provider > Microsoft RSA SChannel Crypto…
Bit length > 2048
Select Next.

Step 8: Specify the destination + the file name.

In our case, the file will be stored under C:\ in a folder named SSL

e.g: C:\ SSL\yourfilename.txt

Finally, hit Finish.

Step 9: Go to the newly-created txt file. Copy the contents.

Step 10: Send it to the support department by issuing a ticket to http://tickets.netonboard.com/

Updated on July 6, 2020

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