Microsoft Server 2012 – IIS 8 & 8.5 – CSR Instructions

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for Server 2012 – IIS 8 & 8.5 you will need to create a key pair for your server the public key and private key. These two items are a digital certificate key pair and cannot be separated. On Windows type systems PFX/PKCS12 requests are made, and are stored on the system. The private key will remain hidden on the windows system where the CSR request is made. To generate a CSR on Windows Server 2012 – IIS 8 & 8.5 perform the following. Step 1: Generating your CSR: Choose Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. In the IIS Manager on the left, select your server name. In the […]

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Microsoft Server 2008 – IIS 7 & 7.5 – CSR Instructions

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for Server 2008 – IIS 7 & 7.5 you will need to create a key pair for your server the public key and private key. These two items are a digital certificate key pair and cannot be separated. On Windows type systems PFX/PKCS12 requests are made, and are stored on the system. The private key will remain hidden on the windows system where the CSR request is made. To generate a CSR on Windows Server 2008 – IIS 7 & 7.5 perform the following. Step 1: Generating your CSR: Choose Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. In the IIS Manager, choose your server name. In the Features pane (the […]

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Microsoft Exchange 2010 – CSR Instructions

When setting up an Exchange configuration environment each service that you choose to set up will have its own unique domain name associated with it. Keep this in mind when setting setting up your unique environment as you may require enrollment of a UCC SAN (Subject Alternative Name) certificate in which all these domain names are required on one certificate. For more information visit SSL Solutions for Microsoft Exchange. Exchange will tell you what domain names you will need to secure your environment at the end of the Certificate Signing Request (CSR) wizard. To generate a CSR for Exchange 2010, perform the following steps: Step1: Generating your CSR: Open the Exchange Management Console (EMC) by going to.. Start > Programs > Microsoft Exchange […]

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SonicWall VPN – CSR Instructions

SonicWall VPN is a unique server system that uses pem files similar to Apache but stores the public/private key pair in compressed .zip folders. To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR), a key pair must be created for the server. These two items are a public key and a private key pair and cannot be separated. Like all key pairs the private key once created will remain on the system where the CSR is made. The CSR public key is what you will submit to a Certificate Authority (CA) to get the public key signed. To generate a CSR on SonicWAll VPN perform the following. Step 1: Creating your CSR request: Navigate to the System > Certificates page. Click Generate […]

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Plesk 11.x – CSR Instructions

Plesk 11.x  systems are usually utilized by Hosting providers and the Plesk interface can vary. Below are generalized instructions. You may have to contact your hosting provider for specific instructions regarding certificate installation on their systems. Like all certificates you must first create a CSR public/private key pair. These two items are unique and cannot be separated. The CSR you will give to the CA for signing and the private key will be left on the system where the CSR was generated. To generate a CSR on a Plesk 11.x system perform the following. Step 1: Generating your CSR: Log into your Plesk application. Select the Server tab. Under the Tools and Setting tab click SSL Certificates. Click Add SSL Certificate. Fill […]

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F5 BIG IP 11 – CSR Instructions

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) on F5 Big IP 11.x, a key pair must be created for the server. These two items are a public/private key pair and cannot be separated. If the public/private key file or password is lost or changed before the SSL certificate is installed, the SSL certificate will need to be re-issued. The private key, CSR and certificate must all match in order for the installation to be successful. To create a new CSR using the F5 Big IP Configuration utility, perform the steps bellow: Step 1: Generating your CSR: Login to the F5-BIG IP console. Navigate to System > File Management > SSL Certificate List.  Click Create. Type a name for the certificate. […]

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Citrix Netscaler VPX Loadbalancer- CSR Instructions

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for Citrix Netscaler, a key pair must be created for the server. These two items are a public key and a private key pair and cannot be separated. Like all key pairs the private key once created will remain on the system where the CSR is made. The CSR public key is what you will submit to a Certificate Authority (CA) to get the public key signed. To generate a CSR on Citrix Netscaler perform the following. Step 1: Generating your private key: Log on to the NetScaler appliance. Under the Configuration tab select SSL in the navigation pane. Under SSL Keys click Create RSA key. Under Key Filename* specify the file name […]

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Tomcat – CSR Instructions

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) you will first need to create a keystore for your Tomcat server. Tomcat uses keystores for its certificate web server configurations. If you lose your keystore file or your password to access it your SSL Certificate will no longer match and you will need to replace the certificate. Note: Tomcat is a very custom environment and your system may differ. Below are generalized instructions. The naming conventions of the files and alias names used can be specified to fit your own environment.  You will need to adjust these instructions appropriately. In order to generate a keystore for your Tomcat system perform the following instructions listed below. Step 1: Create a Keystore: Create a certificate keystore […]

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Apache HTTP (OpenSSL / Nginx / ModSSL) – CSR Instructions

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR), a key pair must be created for the server. These two items are a public key and a private key pair and cannot be separated. Apache SSL is a very custom environment and your system may differ. Below are generalized instructions. The utility “openssl” is used to generate the key and CSR. This utility comes with the OpenSSL package and is usually installed under /usr/local/ssl/bin. If you have a custom installation, you will need to adjust these instructions appropriately. To generate a CSR on Apache (OpenSSL/Nginx/ModSSL)  perform the following. Step 1: Generating your private key pair: On the Apache system type the following command at the prompt. openssl genrsa -des3 -out privatekeyfilename.key 2048 […]

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