How to generate a CSR code in cPanel

here are a few steps required to generate a CSR in cPanel. Following them you will successfully arrive at  the SSL activation step.

  • First, log in to your cPanel account.
  • In the Security section click on ‘SSL/TLS Manager

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  • You will see the following options:

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Step 1. Generate Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

You need to go to Generate, view, or delete SSL certificate signing requests in the‘Certificate Signing Requests (CSR)’ menu.

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Make sure you select the option ‘Generate a New 2048 bit key’ – there will be a completely new Key generated simultaneously with the CSR code.  If the Private Key was generated in the separate option, just select it from the drop-down list.

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Enter the domain name you wish to secure. Please make sure you use a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN).

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*Important* If you have a Wildcard certificate, the domain should be specified with an asterisk to secure the subdomains as shown on the image below:

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  • Fill in all the remaining required fields:

 

City (type the full name)

State (type the full name)

Country (select 2-character code from the drop-down list)

Company (if there is no such one, just state your domain name)

Company Unit (if you do not have such one, just use NA)

E-mail (enter any of your e-mail addresses – it will not be used for domain control validation or reception of the issued certificate).

Passphrase – we advise to leave it blank, because the pass is stored unencrypted in the CSR

Description – just leave it blank as well.

 

*Important* Make sure you use alphanumeric characters only.

 

  • Once you have all the fields filled in, you are to click the Generate button.

 

Congratulations! Your CSR is generated now.

You will need to use the Encoded version.

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Copy and paste it into the corresponding box during the SSL activation.

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