How to Generate a CSR on a Windows-based Server

How to Generate a CSR on a Windows-based Server

Introduction

Generating a certificate signing request (CSR) is one of the pre-steps to get your own SSL certificate. The following steps will guide you on how to generate a CSR on a Windows-based server, where the corresponding SSL certificate will be installed.
Before we generate the CSR for a domain, we need to obtain the following information.
Common Name: The name of the domain requiring an SSL certificate
Organization: The name of your organization/company
Organizational Unit: Affiliated department
Locality (City):  
State:
Country:

Find the place where the CSR can be generated

  • Log in to the server where you plan to install the certificate on.
  • Go to the IIS Server Certificates option.

Create a certificate request

Click Create Certificate Request in the right hand of the panel.

Fill in the CSR information

Fill in the CSR information as described before. Click Next.

Choose the encrypted length

Select the encrypt length for 2048 bits. Click Next.

Save the certificate request path

Specify a file name for the certificate request.

Complete the CSR request

Click Finish to complete the CSR generating process.

Check the CSR file

Open the CSR file (C:\SSL\your_domain.com_2020.txt).
 

8 The next step

Once you have completed all of the above steps, you can proceed to configure a certificate in the Billing system by referring to How to Configure a Certificate in the Billing System.

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