The password you need to provide for CSR generation is needed to protect your key. You’ll need it later to authorize us to use your public/private key pair. Do not forget this password. If you do, the private key cannot be recovered: there is no “back door” to this security. Make sure that the password […]
There are many reasons why a CSR may be invalid. When you create the CSR make sure: 1. Your domain is hosted. This should not be intranet site. 2. Check the common name field. You may have specified an IP address (e.g. 188.8.131.52) or a server name (e.g. mywebserver) instead of a Fully Qualified Domain […]
The Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is a small, encrypted text file containing information about your organization and the domain you wish to secure. A CSR is what you give to a Certification Authority, such as Symantec, GeoTrust, Thawte and Comodo, to generate your SSL certificate. It is an essential part of obtaining an SSL certificate.
You should enter the exact domain name you wish to secure in the Common Name (CN) field. For example: if you intend to secure the URL https://www.yourdomain.com, then your CSR’s Common Name must be www.yourdomain.com. Please do not include http:// or https:// in your CSR’s Common Name.
You cannot use any of the following characters in your CSR: < > ~ ! @ # $ % ^ * / ( ) ? & , Note that the asterisk (*) may be used for Wildcard certificate CSR’s only. Also, do not include http:// or https:// in your Common Name.