Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

How to Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

In this article, we will see how to Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) which can then be provided to the SSL Certificate provider. This article will be part of our Install SSL Certificate on cPanel Hosting control panel
 
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Before we can purchase an SSL certificate, we need to provide the SSL Certificate Provider some details about our web server. This is called a Certificate Signing Request (CSR). It contains basic information about your web server and your company. This is required for Certificate Request verification and to check Domain ownership.

Steps

After you have purchased your suitable SSL Certificate you can log into your JustITHosting My Account.
 
On the top right hand side under your Account name click on My Products. In the Web Hosting section look for your hosting account and click on Manage 

Fig. 01: Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
Fig. 01: Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

In the next screen click on the cPanel Admin button this will take you directly to your cPanel hosting control panel 

Fig. 02: Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
Fig. 02: Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

In the cPanel Home page window, in the Security section click on SSL / TLS 

Fig. 03: Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
Fig. 03: Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

In the SSL / TLS window, under Certificate Signing Requests (CSR), click on Generate, View or Delete SSL certificate signing requests 

Fig. 04: Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
Fig. 04: Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

In the next screen, under Generate a New Certificate Signing Request (CSR), fill up the all fields (listed above) in the form and finally click on the Generate button. 

Fig. 05: Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
Fig. 05: Generate a Certificate-Signing-Request (CSR)

The next screen shows the ‘Generated’ message and displays the Encoded Certificate Signing Request. Copy and paste the contents to a text file. After purchasing the SSL Certificate, we need to provide this file to the SSL Certificate provider

Fig. 06: Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
Fig. 06: Generate a Certificate-Signing-Request (CSR)

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