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How to generate a CSR certificate from cPanel?

Posted on: October 13, 2014

This lesson will teach you about generating a CSR from your cPanel account.  CSR certificates are used to purchase the SSL certificates from the SSL vendors.

Here is how you may do it.


1) Login your cPanel account.

2) Select the ‘SSL/TLS Manager’ under the section ‘Security’.



3) Click on ‘Certificate signing request’.


4) Select the Bit size for the certificate you want generate.


5) Enter the details as mentioned below:

Domain name: The fully-qualified domain name or URL for which you plan to use your certificate.

City: Name of the city in which your organization is registered/located.

State: Name of state or province where your organization is located.

Country: Choose the country of origin for the certificate’s “Company”.



Company Division: Provide the name of the division or group within the above company.

Email: Your company’s email address.

Pass-phrase: Some certificate authorities may require CSRs to have a pass-phrase. The certificate authority can use a CSR pass-phrase to confirm the identity of the person or organization with whom you wish to communicate.

Description: Notes about the certificate


6) Click on ‘generate certificate’.

Now you have successfully generated a CSR from the cPanel. You can submit this CSR to any of SSL providers for providing SSL certificates.


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