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How to Generate Certificate Signing Request on cPanel 11

cPanel's SSL/TLS functions are handled by the SSL/TLS Manager module. This area will allow you to generate: SSL certificates, signing requests, and keys. These are all critical parts of using SSL to secure your website.

The first step in generating an SSL certificate is to create a Private Key. Start by reading the instructions in the Private Keys (KEY) section below.

Step 1: Private Keys (KEY)

  • Click on the Generate, view, upload, or delete your private keys
  • When the page loads, scroll to the bottom and you will see the Generate a New Key section.
    Enter the domain you want to create an SSL Certificate in the Host text box or you can select the domain from the Select a Domain drop down menu.
  • Click on the Generate button.
  • Click on Return to SSL Manager.
  • When the page loads, click on the Go Back link. This will take you to the main SSL/TLS Manager page.

Step 2: Certificate Signing Requests (CSR)

  • Click on Generate, view, or delete SSL Certificate signing requests
  • When the page loads, set the following:
    • Host - Select the domain name from the drop down menu.
    • Country - Enter your two-digit country code.
    • State - Enter your two-digit state abbreviation.
    • City - Enter your city's name.
    • Company Division - Enter your company's division.
    • Email - Enter your email address.
    • Pass Phrase - Enter any phrase you want to use for the pass phrase.
  • Click on the Generate button. (You will now be e-mailed a copy of your CSR.)
  • Click on Go Back

Congratulations you now have a CSR and Private Key ready to use.

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