Server Administration & Management

How to generate a CSR for SSL Certificate without using Password

Here is following steps to generating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) Generation Instructions – Apache 2.x Web server. When you have completed generating your CSR, cut/copy and paste it into the CSR field on the SSL certificate-request page.

1. Log in to your server’s terminal (SSH).

2. At the prompt, type the following command:

# openssl req -new -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -keyout yourdomain.key -out yourdomain.csr

Replace yourdomain with the domain name you’re securing. For example, if your domain name is example.com, you would type example.key and example.csr

Enter the requested information:

Country: The two-letter International Organization for Standardization (ISO) format country code for where your organization is legally registered.

State or Province Name: Name of the state or province where your organization is located. Do not abbreviate.

City or Locality Name: Name of the city where your organization is registered/located. Do not abbreviate.

Organization Name: The legally-registered name for your business. If you are enrolling as an individual, enter the certificate requestor’s name.

Organization Unit Name: If applicable, enter the DBA (doing business as) name.

Common Name: The fully-qualified domain name, or URL, you’re securing. If you are requesting a Wildcard certificate, add an asterisk (*) to the left of the common name where you want the wildcard, for example *.coolexample.com.

If you do not want to enter a password for this SSL, you can leave the Passphrase field blank. However, please understand there might be additional risks. Open the CSR in a text editor and copy all of the text. Paste the full CSR into the SSL enrollment form in your account.

January 5, 2012 - Posted by | Apache, Security, Tips & Tricks | , , ,

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