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Tech Document Sep 25, 2018

How to Generate Certificate Signing Request on Novell I-Chain

This article will go into detail on how to generate certificate signing request on Novell I-Chain

There are 2 possible views for creating a CSR, the alternative view is at the bottom of this page.

Start the ichain Management http://youriChain:1959/applian... the Home-Certificate Maintenance panel.
Select Create to create the CSR

Enter the following fields:

Certificate name - Any alphanumeric name as long as it is unique
Subject name - The DNS name of the site that is to be secured
Signature algorithm - can be SHA or MD5
RSA Key size - use 2048 bits
Select 'Use external certificate authority'
Organization - The company that owns the web site
Note: Entering spaces may cause problems
City, State or Province code, two character country code

Select OK.

The Certificate Maintenance panel will now look like this:

Novell I Chain Certificate Maintainance Panel

Select Apply to generate the CSR. When it is ready the Status will indicate "CSR in Progress".

Generate CSR

When you select 'View the CSR'. You should see:

View CSR

This is your certificate request that you will need during application.

Alternative View

SSL CSR Alternate View in Novell iChain