CSR Generation in ISPConfig

CSR Generation in ISPConfig

A CSR (Certificate Signing Request) code is required to activate an SSL certificate within your 1Byte account.

Here are the illustrated steps for you to do that:

How to CSR Generation in ISPConfig

Step 1

Login to ISPConfig dashboard via port 8080. (e.g. http://yoursite.com:8080)

Step 2

Click Sites in the main menu.

Step 3

Click on the domain name you want to generate a CSR for.

Step 4

Select the SSL tab.

Step 5

Fill in the fields using this guidance:

  • State field: complete name of your state or region.
  • Locality field: complete name of your city or locality.
  • Organization field: the officially registered name for your business. If it’s not registered, type N/A. For Organization and Extended Validation Certificates, you’ll submit additional official paperwork for the Certificate Authority to check.
  • Organization Unit field: the name of a division or department within your officially registered organization. If it’s not registered, type N/A.
  • Country field: select from the drop-down list.
  • SSL Domain field: choose whether you do or don’t want to include the www subdomain for your certificate.
    Note: If you’re using a single-domain certificate, the www subdomain and domain name are included in your certificate by default. Or if you have a Wildcard certificate, select the domain with an * (asterisk) next to it.
  • SSL Action: scroll down and choose the Create certificate option from the drop-down menu in this section.

Click Save.

Step 6

Go to the Websites page.

Step 7

Click the SSL tab. Now you will see that the SSL Key, SSL Request, SSL Certificate boxes have information in them:

  • SSL Request – your CSR code. Keep it safe, you’ll need it during the SSL activation. i.e. the information starting and ending with these tags: —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST—– and —–END CERTIFICATE REQUEST—–.
  • SSL Key – your RSA private key code. It will be automatically saved in the ISPConfig panel i.e. the information starting and ending with these tags: —–BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY—– and —–END RSA PRIVATE KEY—–.
  • SSL Certificate – self-signed certificate details. These are not needed to continue the SSL installation process.

Step 8

Copy all the content in the SSL Request field:

Step 9

Go to your 1Byte account and proceed with the SSL Certificate Activation Steps.