This guide is focused around deployed servers with DirectAdmin's new skin "Evolution"
The "Certificate Signing Request" is needed to request a certificate: it provides the necessary information needed to be referenced on a certificate to help verify your websites authenticity.
A "Certificate Singing Request" (or "CSR") is used for the following certificate types:
In this guide, we'll be going over the steps needed to procure a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) needed for the purchasing and issuing of SSL Certificate that you need.
As always, if you ever require assistance – please reach out to us.
You'll need to login to your DirectAdmin user through the DirectAdmin Panel – or if you're the Administrator, you can drop in through the
Once at the user level; go to "Account Manager" and click '"'SSL Certificates":
Evolution - Default:
Evolution - Icon:
Once inside the SSL Certificate area; you'll see many different choices:
You'll want to ensure that you have "Create A Certificate Request" is checked/highlighted.
You'll want to fill out the appropriate entries on the form – any field marked with an asterisk below is required:
Then click "Save" and your Certificate Signing Request is now generated so you can take it to your preferred SSL Vendor!
Most SSL Certificate Authorities will prompt/ask for "Web Server Type" when purchasing a SSL Certificate. The best choice/option would be
Apache/OpenSSL+ModSSL or similar option for "Apache".