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. OpenSSL is the open source project that replaced SSLeay. If you are using SSLeay on your system instead of OpenSSL, substitute ssleay with openssl for the commands.
If you have not already set up a secure virtual host or would like to learn more about SSL, refer to the following link for more information: http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/ssl/ssl_faq.html#installation
Note: The examples below use the following naming conventions: "Your Private Key" = "domainname.key"; "Your Web Server Certificate" = "domainname.crt"
openssl genrsa -des3 -out domainname.key 2048
Warning: Backup this key and its passphrase. If you lose the private key or forget its passphrase, you must purchase another certificate.
|Common Name||The fully qualified domain name for your web server. This must be an exact match.||If you intend to secure the URL https://www.geotrust.com, then your CSR's common name must be www.geotrust.com.|
|Organization||The exact legal name of your organization. Do not abbreviate your organization name.||GeoTrust|
|Organization Unit||Section of the organization||Marketing|
|City or Locality||The city where your organization is legally located.||Wellesley Hills|
|State or Province||The state or province where your organization is legally located. Can not be abbreviated.||Massachusetts|
|Country||The two-letter ISO abbreviation for your country.||US|
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