In this tutorial, we will show you how to generate a CSR in cPanel.
Just follow the steps below:
- Log into your cPanel account
- Hover your mouse cursor over the Security section and click on SSL/TLS
- In the SSL/TLS manager, under the Certificate Signing Requests (CSR) click on Generate, view, delete SSL certificate signing requests
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- Double-check the information you’ve submitted, and hit the Generate button
- 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.