Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

Generate your CSR and Private Key on your browser

A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is like an application for your SSL certificate. It needs to contain accurate information about your company and its website. The Certificate Authority (CA) will check against the information contained in your CSR during the validation process. For that reason, it’s vital that you take time when filling out your CSR and provide only the most up-to-date information available.

After all, if you make any mistakes generating your CSR, you basically have to start the issuance process all over again. That means lost time and possibly even lost revenue. So when you’re using our CSR Generation tool, take your time and make sure you get it right. We can even help you double-check the information is correct after you finish. You can never be too sure.

Generating a CSR!

A CSR file is required before any SSL certificate can be issued. Normally a CSR would be generated on a server using console commands. Our tool lets you do it right in the browser. Simple. Easy. Quick.

  1. Fill in the fields below with accurate information. For Organization Validation and Extended Validation certificates use your company’s legally registered details. For DV, you just use a personal name.
  2. Once your CSR code is generated, Copy & Paste the CSR into a text editor (like Notepad) and save it as csr.txt - you will need to send this to the CA after ordering an SSL certificate.
  3. The second code generated is your Private Key. Copy & Paste the Private Key into a text editor (like Notepad) - then place it on your server during the SSL certificate installation process. Do NOT lose the key

Note: You can always rename the files if necessary.

Use the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of your server.
Legal name of your company/organization.
Division of your organization handling the certificate.
The city you are located in (i.e. Tampa).
The state or province you are located in (i.e. Florida).
Choose your country.
Please type your e-mail address.
2048-bit is the industry standard. Only choose 4096-bit if you have specific requirements.
SHA-2 is the strongest signature algorithm, SHA-1 has already been deprecated by the browsers.

Friendly Tip: You can generate a CSR on a server, which isn't a problem if you know what you’re doing. For the average customer though, this tool will help you avoid those dreaded console commands and simplify the whole process.

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