Generating a CSR is the first step you must perform in order to apply for an SSL Certificate.
Generating a CSR
Step 1: Log in to your client area
Step 2: Choose in the Services your SSL service
Step 3: Click to Create CSR and Private Key
Step 4: In the window that appears enter the following details about your website and organization
- Organizational unit: This describes the type of your organization. For e.g. Sole Proprietorship, Government Department, Public (Listed) Company, Private (Unlisted) Company, etc.
- Common Name: This is the domain name for which you have purchased the SSL Certificate.
- The Common Name should match the domain name of the order. If you have purchased the SSL Certificate for yourdomain.com, you need to enter yourdomain.com as the Common Name.
- For wildcard certificates, enter the Common Name as *.yourdomain.com. This means that the certificate will be issued for all sub-domains of yourdomain.com.
- The SSL Certificate issued will be valid for yourdomain.com as well as www.yourdomain.com.
Step 5: Click Generate CSR
You will receive an encoded file – your CSR. This CSR can now be used to submit your SSL Certificate application to the Certificate Authority.
- When generating your CSR, ensure that you set the key size to 2048-bit or higher.
- If you get an error that says that the CSR is invalid, double-check the information entered while generating your CSR and generate a new CSR.
- Ensure that you keep your private key confidential.
Step 1: In the client’s area open the Certificate Management Dashboard
Enter Domain Owner Email Address, Default Email Addresses, CSR and click Enroll certificate.
- In order to successfully enroll the certificate, it is strongly recommended to use one of the proposed default email addresses below which are by default always accepted by the Certificate Authority.
- Use the domain owner reg-c email only if publicly exposed in the WHOIS Database or enrolling will fail with an Invalid Email error message.
- The mailbox must be created in advance and be active.
Step 2: Go to the email address indicated in step 5 and approve the request
Step 3: After your SSL Certificate is issued it will be sending you by email. Also, you can view it in the client’s area
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