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Generate a CSR

The fields required in a certificate signing request along with an explanation and example are listed below:

Distinguished Name FieldExplanationExample
Common NameThe fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for your web server. This must be an exact match.If you intend to secure the URL https://www.spacereg.com/, then your CSR's common name must be:
www.spacereg.com
OrganisationThe exact legal name of your organisation. Do not abbreviate your organisation name.SpaceSurfer Ltd.
Organisation UnitSection of the organisation, can be left empty if this does not apply to your case.Marketing
City/LocalityThe city where your organisation is legally located.Balham
State/County/RegionThe state/county/region where your organisation is legally located. Must not be abbreviated.London
CountryThe two-letter ISO abbreviation for your country.GB
Email addressThe email address used to contact your organisation.info@spacereg.com

Please note that the fields may not contain any of the following characters:
The following characters can not be accepted: < > ~ ! @ # $ % ^ * / \ ( ) ?

If you do not have access to your server then ask your ISP to generate a CSR for you. CSR generation instructions are available for the web servers listed below, if your server is not listed then please follow the instructions in the manual that came with your software.

Apache with ApacheSSL.
Apache with modssl.
Apache with Open.
Apache with SSLeay.
Apache 2.
C2Net Stronghold.
Cobalt series.
Ensim.
IBM http.
IBM Domino Go 4.6.2.6+.
iPlanet Enterprise Server 4.1.
Jakarta-Tomcat.
Lotus Domino 4.6 or 5.0.x.
Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0.
Microsoft Internet Information Server 5.0.
Netscape Enterprise 3.51.
O'Reilly WebSite Professional 2.x.
Plesk.
Weblogic 5.
WebSTAR 4.
Zeus Web Server v3.

Example CSR

Below is an example certificate signing request used to obtain our certificate:

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----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-----END CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----

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