How to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) and get an SSL Certificate?

Last modified: Thursday July 7th, 2022


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

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Step 3: Click to Create CSR and Private Key

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Step 4: In the window that appears enter the following details about your website and organization

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  • 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.

NOTE

  • 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.

Important

  • 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.

Certificate enrollment

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.

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NOTE

  • 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.

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

  • 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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