How to Generate a CSR on Barracuda SSL VPN

In this step-by-step tutorial, we will show you how to generate a CSR on Barracuda SSL VPN. You can generate the CSR code directly from your Barracuda SSL VPN account.

Please, follow the steps below:

  1. Log into your Barracuda SSL VPN dashboard.
  2. On top of the page, click the Basic tab, and then SSL Certificate.
  3. In the SSL Certificate Configuration pane, next to Certificate Type, select Trusted (Signed by a trusted CA) from the drop-down list.
  4. In the Trusted (Signed by a trusted CA) pane, next to Certificate Signing Request (CSR), click Edit Data.
  5. Next, in the CSR Generation window, fill in the required fields:
    • Common Name: provide the FQDN (fully-qualified domain name) to which you will assign your SSL Certificate. For example,
      Note: If you have a Wildcard SSL Certificate, add an asterisk in front of the domain name. For instance, *
    • Country Code (2 characters): enter the two-letter code of your country. For example, US. Here you can find the full list of country codes.
    • State or Province: write the full name of your state. For example, California
    • Locality (City): enter the full name of the city where your business is registered. For instance, Los Angeles
    • Organization (Company) Name: write the full name of your company. For example, GPI Holding LLC
    • Organizational (Departmental) Unit: name the department in charge of web security. For instance, IT or Web Administration
    • Key Size: from the drop-down list, select 2048 bits
    • Expires in: skip this field
  6. Double check the information you’ve just submitted and click Save Changes.
  7. Now, in the Trusted (Signed by a trusted CA) pane, click Download CSR.
  8. Copy your CSR code into a text document such as Notepad. Don’t forget to include the begin header and end footer as well.
  9. Return to Trusted (Signed by a trusted CA) pane, and click Download Key.
  10. Copy your Private Key into a text document such as Notepad and save it in a safe location. You’ll need it during the SSL certificate installation on Barracuda SSL VPN.

Congratulations, you’ve successfully created your CSR code and private key.

Now you can submit your CSR to your CA and wait for your SSL Certificate files to arrive. The CAs usually send the SSL files in a ZIP folder via email.

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