Wed 15 Jun, 2016 GMT
This tutorial talks about the process of generating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) using cpanel.
A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is required to get a signed SSL/TLS certificate from a Certificate Authority (CA). To create a CSR from the cpanel provided by your hosting provider follow the below steps:
To create a CSR you first need a private key. As the name implies, it is private, that is, the key should always be kept secret. Don't share the private key with anyone after creating.
To generate a private key, login to your cpanel, then follow the steps mentioned below:
Again, keep this key secret, don't share it with anyone
We have already created a private key which we will provide when it is asked for. Follow the steps below:
If you have followed the steps properly, a CSR should be created by now. You can view the CSR by going to the Certificate Signing Request (CSR) section again. You may find something like this:
Click on view to view it.
When you need to copy paste the CSR somewhere, remember that you will be using the encoded CSR, that is, the text that starts with
----BEGIN. Also you can download the CSR if you want or copy-paste-save it in a plain text file (Use a pure text editor like notepad++ or gedit etc..).
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