How to Generate a CSR on Qmail

In this step-by-step tutorial, we will show you how to generate a CSR on Qmail.

Just follow the steps below:

Connect to your server.

At the prompt type:

openssl req -new -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -keyout your_domain_name.key -out your_domain_name.csr

This command will create two files on your system:

  • The private key file to decrypt your SSL certificate
  • The CSR file that you will use to order your SSL certificate

Next, you have to provide information about your organization and the domain name you want to secure:

  • CN (Common Name): the FQDN (fully-qualified domain name) you want to secure. For instance,
  • O (Organization): the full legal name of your company
  • C (Country Name): the two-letter code of your country
  • ST (State): the state where your company is located
  • L (Locality/City): the city where your company is registered.

Your CSR and Private Key files will be saved to the current directory.

Use a text editor to open the CSR. Copy and paste the entire block of text (including the BEGIN and END tags) into the ‘CSR’ field of your order form

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