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Generate CSR on cPanel

Many hosting providers use CPanel as it carries rich features. If you are a corporation, freelance techie, anyone can utilize cPanel with a virtual or dedicated server.

CSR (certificate signing request) generation on cPanel consists of two parts namely: Private Key generation and CSR generation. Let us look at both Private Key and CSR generation stepwise.

Private key Generation:

  • Log in your cPanel and Locate SSL/TLS Manager in the Security section.

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  • Click on Generate, view, upload, or delete your private keys.

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  • Scroll down to the end of the page and you will have the option to Generate New Key.
  • There you will find a Host text box to enter the domain name for which you want to take a certificate or drop-down menu to select the domain name.

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  • Now, click on Generate Button.
  • After that, click on Return to SSL Manager.
  • Once the page is loaded, click on the Go Back link that will lead to the main SSL/TLS Manager page.

CSR Generation:

  1. To generate a certificate signing request, you need to first click on Generate, view or delete SSL certificate signing requests.

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  1. After the page is loaded, you need to enter the following details.
    • Host – Choose the domain name from the drop-down menu.
    • Country – Enter a two-digit country code.
    • State – Enter a two-digit state abbreviation.
    • City – Enter the city’s name.
    • Company Division – enter Company’s division.
    • Email – Enter an email address.
    • Pass Phrase – Enter any phrase you want to use for the passphrase.
  2. Click on the Generate button.
  3. Click on Go Back.

Now, CSR has been generated using cPanel. Follow the next step to install SSL Certificate on cPanel, Which we will discuss in our next article.

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