How to Generate a CSR in cPanel

In this tutorial, we will show you how to generate a CSR in cPanel.

Follow the steps below:

  1. Log into your cPanel account
  2. Hover your mouse cursor over the Security section and click on SSL/TLS
  3. In the SSL/TLS manager, under the Certificate Signing Requests (CSR) click on Generate, view, delete SSL certificate signing requests
  4. Next, from the Key drop-down list, select Generate a New 2048-bit key. This will generate your private key together with the CSR. If you’ve already created a private key in a separate section, simply select it from the drop-down list
  5. Now, you need to enter the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) you want to secure. For example,
    Note: If you bought a wildcard certificate, add an asterisk in front of the domain name. This action will secure your subdomains. For example: *
  6. Fill out the remaining boxes with relevant information as shown below:
    • City – enter the full name of the city where your organization is registered
    • State – enter the full name of the state where your organization is located
    • Country – from the drop-down list, select the country of origin for the certificate’s organization
    • Company – enter the official (legal) name of your business. For example, GPI Holding LLC. If you’re applying for a Domain Validation SSL Certificate, type your full Name or your domain name
    • Company unit – best options here are “IT” or “Web Administration”. For DV certificates use NA (not available)
    • E-mail – provide a valid email address
    • Passphrase – some CAs may require CSRs to have passphrases; however, they are stored unencrypted in the CSR. Most of the popular SSL providers don’t require a passphrase, so you can leave this field blank. If you decide to create a passphrase, use a one-time password here
    • Description – This field is optional. Leave it blank
  7. Double-check the information you’ve submitted, and hit the Generate button

Your CSR is ready. Now you have to send it to your Certificate Authority.

Copy the whole CSR content (use the ctrl + a hotkey to select the entire text), and paste it into a word editor such as Notepad. You will need it during the order process with SSL Dragon. Ensure you include the —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST—– and —–END CERTIFICATE REQUEST—– lines.

After your CA validates the CSR and issues the SSL certificate, you can proceed to the cPanel SSL installation instructions.

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