Generating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) - Covalent Fast Start 2.3.1 Generating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) - Covalent Fast Start 2.3.1

Generating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) - Covalent Fast Start 2.3.1

Follow the instructions below to generate a CSR for your website. When you have completed generating your CSR, cut/copy and paste it into the CSR field on the SSL certificate-request page.

To Generate Key Pair and Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

  • 1. Type in the following commands to start the Covalent SSL Certificate and Key Management Tool:

cd /path to install/tools/bin

and

./sslctl

  • 2. In the dialog box, choose Select Server Installation and click OK.
  • 3. Select the server that you want the certificate generated for.
  • 4. Select Generate Certificate and Key and click OK.
  • 5. Make sure that you have the correct server name.
  • 6. Select No for Proxy client certificate?; then click Next.
  • 7. Select 2048 as the number of bits in the key; then click Next.
  • 8. Enter your passphrase and click Next.
  • 9. Enter the requested distinguished name information for your CSR and click Next.
  • 10. Select Generate Certificate Signing Request.
  • 11. Select the server for which you wish the certificate to be created.
  • 12. Select No for Is this CSR being set to Verisign?; then click Next.
  • 13. Enter your pass phrase and click Next.
  • 14 Enter the requested information for your CSR and click Next.
  • 15. Specify where you want the CSR to be saved; then click Next. Covalent SSL will generate the CSR.
  • 16. Select Finish.
  • Open the generated CSR file; then, using a plain-text editor, such as Windows Notepad, copy and paste the CSR into our online enrollment form.

NOTE: If you are requesting a Wildcard certificate, please add an asterisk (*) on the left side of the Common Name (e.g., "*.coolexample.com" or "www*.coolexample.com"). This will secure all subdomains of the Common Name.


Generating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) - Covalent Fast Start 2.3.1 Generating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) - Covalent Fast Start 2.3.1

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