Creating a CSR (Certificate Signing Request)
A CSR or Certificate Signing Request is an encrypted identifier that is necessary in order to have a functioning SSL Certificate.
First, let's take a look at the information that a CSR contains. To generate one, you will need to have all of this information handy.
Information in a CSR
|Common Name||The Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the site where you want to use your SSL Certificate.||yourcoolsite.com|
|Organization||The legal name of your organization. This should include Inc, Corp, or LLC, if applicable.||Awesome Company, Inc.|
|Department||The part of your organization that is responsible for managing and ordering the certificate.||IT Security Department|
|City/Locality||Your organization's location.||Perth|
|State/County/Region||Your organization's state or region. This should NOT be abbreviated.||Western Australia|
|Country||The two-letter ISO code for the country where you are located.||AU|
|Email address||An email contact for your organization.||[email protected]|
|Public Key||The public key, used to encrypt the session key.||These are created automatically and do not require information input.|
How to Create a CSR
If you are applying for an SSL certificate that you want to use with a domain that is hosted with Crazy Domains, we will generate and submit the CSR for you. Choose your server type below for more information on creating a CSR if you are getting an SSL Certificate for a domain hosted with another company.
- Create a CSR on a Microsoft IIS 8 server
- Create a CSR on a Microsoft IIS 7 server
- Create a CSR on a Microsoft IIS 5/6 server
- Create a CSR on a Microsoft IIS 4 server
- Create a CSR for OpenSSL
Apache Server (OpenSSL)
- Create a CSR with Keytool
How do I decode a CSR?
You can decode your CSR to see what is in it by using our CSR Decoder. In order to decode a CSR on your own machine using OpenSSL, use the following command:
openssl req -in server.csr -noout -text
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