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Tech Document Sep 25, 2018

How to Generate CSR on Plesk Server Administrator 6

This article will go into detail on how to generate certificate signing request on Plesk Server Administrator 6

Generating a Certificate Signing Request

To generate a certificate signing request (CSR) follow these steps:

  • At the Certificate repository page, click on the ADD button. The certificate creation page will open.
  • Specify the certificate name.
  • The Bits selection allows you to choose the level of encryption of your SSL Certificate. Select the appropriate number from the drop-down list.
  • Select a country from the drop-down list
  • Specify the state or province, location (city).
  • Enter the appropriate organization name and department/division in the field provided.
  • Enter the Domain Name for which you wish to generate the certificate signing request.
  • Click the REQUEST button. A certificate signing request will be generated and added to the repository. You will be able to add the other certificate parts later on.

Note: Do not lose your RSA Private Key, you will need this later.

Generating a CSR using an existing private key

In some cases you have a certificate in the repository, which has only the private key part and the other parts are missing due to some reasons. To generate a new Certificate Signing Request using the existing private key, follow these steps:

  • At the certificate repository page, select from the list a certificate, which has the private key part only. You will be taken to the SSL certificate properties page.
  • Click REQUEST.