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How to create a CSR on your own Linux server ?
- 1. First create a key file
# Openssl genrsa - des3 -out domain.key 2048
During installation, enter a password as long as possible . This you have to remember absolutely !
- 2. Create RSA key
# Openssl rsa- in domain.key -out domain.rsa.key
- Certificate Signing Request( CSR) :
# Openssl req- new-key domain.key -out domain.csr
Carefully fill and dispense with umlauts and special characters. As a common name , please enter the domain a , for which the certificate is to be used later, eg shop.domain.tld .
Enter passphrase for domain.key :
You are about to be asked to enter information thatwill be incorporated
into your certificate request .
What you are about to enter is what is called a Distinguished Name or a DN .
There are quite a few fields but you can leave some blank
For some fields there will be a default value ,
If you enter ' . ' , The field will be left blank .
Country Name (2 letter code ) [ AU ] : DE
State or Province Name (full name) [ Some - State] : BW
Locality Name ( eg , city ) : Karlsruhe
Organization Name ( eg, company) : Name of your company
Organizational Unit Name (eg , section )  : Department
Common Name (eg, YOUR name) : domain.tld
Email Address [ ] : email@example.com
Please enter the Following ' extra' attributes
to be sent with your certificate request
A challenge password :
An optional company name [ ] :
After completing all the information you will find the CSR as text in the domain.csr file.