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How to Generate a CSR in cPanel?

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

Just 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, www.ssldragon.com
    Note: If you bought a wildcard certificate, add an asterisk in front of the domain name. This action will secure your subdomains. For example: *.ssldragon.com.
  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
  8. 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.
    Note: Make sure you include the —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST—– and —–END CERTIFICATE REQUEST—– lines.