How to generate a CSR (certificate signing request)

To request an SSL certificate for your server you have to generate a certificate signing request (CSR). This identifies which server will use the certificate, as well as the domain names (common names) you’ll use for SSL certificates.

To generate a CSR, log in to your control panel. (Need help logging in?)

Navigate to Web section. Then select the domain you want to generate a CSR for and click the ‘Edit’ button.

Scroll down and enable SSL Support.

Then click Generate CSR.

A new window will open. Fill in the details in the form presented and Click OK.

VestaCP will generate:

  1. SSL CSR
  2. SSL Certificate
  3. SSL Key

Copy and save the SSL Key. You will need this when installing your SSL certificate.

Copy the SSL CSR and save it. You need this to request an SSL certificate from an authorised body. Once the certificate is generated you will be provided with two files:

  1. …name…crt
  2. gd_bundle…crt

The generator actually issued a self-signed certificate.

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