Follow these instructions to generate a CSR for your Web site. When you have completed this process, click the "close" button below to close this window and continue to the next step.
You must have Service Pack 4 or higher, or MS Internet Explorer 5 and higher
Open the Key Manager. Go to the Key menu and select Create New Key.
Put the request in a file that you will
send to an authority. Enter a file and
path in the text box that you will remember.
Enter your key name as specified in the previous step. Enter and confirm a password.
Warning: If you loose the password you will be required to have the certificate re-issued/replaced.
creating a CSR you must follow these conventions.
Enter the Distinguished Name Field information.
The following characters can not be accepted: < > ~ ! @ # $ % ^ * / \ ( ) ?&.
Distinguished Name Field Explanation
The fully qualified domain name for your web server. This must be an exact match.
example: If you intend to secure the URL https://www.geotrust.com, then your CSR's common name must be www.geotrust.com.
The exact legal name of your organization. Do not abbreviate your organization name.
example: GeoTrust Inc.
Section of the organization
City or Locality
The city where your organization is legally located.
The state or province where your organization is legally located. Can not be abbreviated.
The two-letter ISO abbreviation for your country.
example: US = United States
example: John Smith
Warning: If you do not click yes, your private key will not be saved and your certificate from GeoTrust will not install.
The Server Gated Cryptographic
extension can be enabled or disabled from the registry.
Check the registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\ SCHANNEL
By default, there is no value or key for EnableSGC. You have to add it in order to support SGC, and you would set the value to 1 - that is, you would create a new key "EnableSGC" and set its value to 1. If the "EnableSGC" key already exists, just set EnableSGC=0.
See also the following Microsoft articles:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q234271 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q194889 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q239449 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q249863
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