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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.

Steps:

1) Login your cPanel account.

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

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3) Click on ‘Certificate signing request’.

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

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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”.

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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

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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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