What is a CSR?
A CSR (Certificate Signing Request) stores encoded information that is used to create an SSL certificate. In addition to the legal name of your organization, its common name, organizational unit, city, region, country, public key, and a contact e-mail address are contained within the CSR. Naturally, one must obtain a CSR prior to receiving an SSL certificate.
A list for some of the most common server vendors and their applications with links for instructions to generate a CSR can be found below. Note: If you use a hosting provider, your hosting provider may need to generate the CSR file for you upon your request.
After you have generated a CSR, you can use our helpful tool to check your CSR and verify its contents.
|BEA Systems||WebLogic 6.0
|Covalent||Apache ERS 2.4|
|Lotus||Lotus Domino 5.0 - 8.0|
Windows 2000 - IIS 5.0
Windows 2003 - IIS 6.0
Windows 2008 - IIS 7.0
|Sun||Java Web Server 6.x
|Sybase||AS Server w/IIS 4