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Tech Document Sep 25, 2018

How to Generate Certificate Signing Request on QNAP NAS Server

This article will go into detail on how to generate certificate signing request on QNAP NAS Server

To install SSL into the QNAP NAS ,you can use the OpenSSL tool to create the CSR and Private key .

To generate a pair of private key and public Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for a webserver, "server", use the following command :

openssl req -nodes -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout myserver.key -out server.csr

This creates a two files. The file myserver.key contains a private key; do not disclose this file to anyone. Carefully protect the private key.

In particular, be sure to backup the private key, as there is no means to recover it should it be lost. The private key is used as input in the command to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR).

You will now be asked to enter details to be entered into your CSR.

What you are about to enter is what is called a Distinguished Name or a DN.

For some fields there will be a default value, If you enter '.', the field will be left blank.

Country Name : 2 letter code
State or Province Name (full name)
Locality Name (eg, city) []:
Organization Name : Your company name
Organizational Unit Name (eg, section) []: IT

Common Name : Your Fully Qualified Domain name.

Key-size must be minimum of 2048

The fields email address, optional company name can be left blank for a webserver certificate.

Your CSR will now have been created. Open the server.csr in a text editor and copy and paste the contents into the online enrollment form when request the certificate

NOTE: While placing the order ,please select the Web-server type as : Apache Mod-ssl or cpanel