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control-panels:cpanel-whm:how-do-i-generate-a-csr-for-my-ssl-certificate-with-cpanel [2019/10/10 15:10]
Karson N.
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Karson N.
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 Recent versions of cPanel now have [[control-panels:cpanel-whm:autossl|AutoSSL]]. If you only need a DV (Domain Validation) certificate,((as opposed to an OV (Organization Validation) or EV (Extended Validation) one)) you may want to check if AutoSSL will serve your purposes. Recent versions of cPanel now have [[control-panels:cpanel-whm:autossl|AutoSSL]]. If you only need a DV (Domain Validation) certificate,((as opposed to an OV (Organization Validation) or EV (Extended Validation) one)) you may want to check if AutoSSL will serve your purposes.
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 ===== What is a CSR? ===== ===== What is a CSR? =====
 A CSR is short for **Certificate Signing Request**. Your SSL certificate authority (CA) will ask for a certificate signing request to complete the certificate purchase. This article will guide you in creating a CSR for your SSL Certificate(s) via cPanel. A CSR is short for **Certificate Signing Request**. Your SSL certificate authority (CA) will ask for a certificate signing request to complete the certificate purchase. This article will guide you in creating a CSR for your SSL Certificate(s) via cPanel.
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 ===== Generating a CSR with cPanel ===== ===== Generating a CSR with cPanel =====
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 This tutorial is written using the 'Paper Latern' theme as a Reseller/root user, so your front end of cPanel may differ slightly, however the basics should be the same. This tutorial is written using the 'Paper Latern' theme as a Reseller/root user, so your front end of cPanel may differ slightly, however the basics should be the same.
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     * https://<yourserversip>:2083 or http://<yourserversip>:2082     * https://<yourserversip>:2083 or http://<yourserversip>:2082
   - In the top search box (may be on the left depending what cPanel theme you use) enter 'SSL' in the box, or scroll down to the SSL/TLS icon, under "Security". Select the "SSL/TLS" icon to proceed.    - In the top search box (may be on the left depending what cPanel theme you use) enter 'SSL' in the box, or scroll down to the SSL/TLS icon, under "Security". Select the "SSL/TLS" icon to proceed. 
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-  You should now see a list of options to choose from to proceed.+{{:control-panels:cpanel-whm:cpanel-ssl-page.png?nolink&1200|}} 
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     * Click the "Generate, view, or delete SSL certificate signing requests." link under "Certificate Signing Requests (CSR)"     * Click the "Generate, view, or delete SSL certificate signing requests." link under "Certificate Signing Requests (CSR)"
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     * If this is the first CSR/SSL certificiate that you are attempting to generate or install, and have no previously generated a Private Key, you will see a notification similar to the following:     * If this is the first CSR/SSL certificiate that you are attempting to generate or install, and have no previously generated a Private Key, you will see a notification similar to the following:
       * (!) You do not have any Private Keys setup for this account. You must generate or upload a key before you can generate any certificate signing requests.       * (!) You do not have any Private Keys setup for this account. You must generate or upload a key before you can generate any certificate signing requests.
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       * If you don't see that warning, you can proceed normally. If you do see the warning, you'll need to click your browser's "Back Button", then choose the "Generate, view, upload, or delete your private keys." link. Generate a default private key and continue with these steps as normal.        * If you don't see that warning, you can proceed normally. If you do see the warning, you'll need to click your browser's "Back Button", then choose the "Generate, view, upload, or delete your private keys." link. Generate a default private key and continue with these steps as normal. 
   - Scroll down to the section that says, **Generate a New Certificate**. The asterisk (*) next to the option title's denotes that this field is REQUIRED.   - Scroll down to the section that says, **Generate a New Certificate**. The asterisk (*) next to the option title's denotes that this field is REQUIRED.
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     * **Email** - cPanel doesn't list this as a required field, however it is required and you'll need to provide a VALID email address. (eg. [[admin@mydomain.com]])     * **Email** - cPanel doesn't list this as a required field, however it is required and you'll need to provide a VALID email address. (eg. [[admin@mydomain.com]])
     * **//Description//** - This is your option to provide details/description for your own references.     * **//Description//** - This is your option to provide details/description for your own references.
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-  Select and press the "generate" button once you've completely filled out the form as required. + 
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-  Once you've processed the generation successfully, you'll reach a page provided the encoded/generated CSR certificate! Select all of the provided text in the box, copy and paste it into a secure location.  + 
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 +  Once you've processed the generation successfully, you'll reach a page provided the encoded/generated CSR certificate! Select all of the provided text in the box, copy and paste it into a secure location.  
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 That's it! You've generated your CSR successfully. That's it! You've generated your CSR successfully.
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 Most SSL Certificate Authorities will prompt/ask for 'Web Server Type' when purchasing a SSL Certificate. The best choise/option would be 'cPanel', however if the cPanel option is not listed, 'Apache/OpenSSL+ModSSL' would be adquate options as well. Most SSL Certificate Authorities will prompt/ask for 'Web Server Type' when purchasing a SSL Certificate. The best choise/option would be 'cPanel', however if the cPanel option is not listed, 'Apache/OpenSSL+ModSSL' would be adquate options as well.
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