How to Generate a CSR on Pulse Secure

In this tutorial, we will show you how to generate a CSR on Pulse Secure SSL VPN.

Just follow the steps below:

Step 1. Initiate the CSR generation

  1. Log into your Pulse Secure admin dashboard
  2. Navigate to System > Configuration > Certificates > Device Certificates
  3. Under Certificates issued to click on the New CSR button

Step 2. Fill in your info

Next, in the New Certificate Signing Request window, submit the required information:

  • Common Name: enter the FQDN (fully-qualified domain name) to which you want to assign your new SSL Certificate. For example,
    Note: If you have a wildcard certificate, add an asterisk in front of the domain name. For instance, *
  • Organization Name: specify the full legal name of your company. For example, Your Company LLC
  • OrgUnit Name: name the department within your company requesting the SSL Certificates. For example, IT
  • Locality/City: include the city where your business is officially registered. For example, San Jose
  • State: write the full name of the state where your business is located. For example, California
  • Country/Region: enter the two-letter ISO country code. For example, the US
  • Email address: provide a valid email address
  • Key Type: RSA
  • Key Length: 2048 bits
  • Random Data: enter some random characters to augment the random key generator.

Step 3. Get the CSR

Double-check the info you’ve just entered and click Generate CSR.

Congrats, you have successfully created your CSR code. You can see it by scrolling down the screen.

Copy-paste the entire CSR code including the BEGIN CERTIFICATE and END CERTIFICATE tags into a Notepad document.

Use the CSR code during the order process with your SSL vendor.

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