Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

Plesk

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.

  1. From inside PSA, choose the domain in which you are creating a CSR for.

  2. Click the Request button.

  3. Fill in the form for a Certificate Request.

When creating a CSR you must follow these conventions. Enter the information to be displayed in the certificate. The following characters can not be accepted: < > ~ ! @ # $ % ^ * / \ ( ) ?.,&

    DN Field

    Explanation

    Example < /h4>

    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
  1. Upon completion, you will receive from the plesk server an email containing an RSA private key and a Certificate Request.

Save the private key. If you lose it, the certificate that you will receive from GeoTrust will not work.

  1. Submit your CSR to GeoTrust by clicking on <Continue>, you will be asked to complete the agreement and the enrollment form as well.

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