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Tech Document Sep 26, 2018

How to Generate Certificate Signing Request on OS X Server 10.5 & 10.6

This article will go into detail on how to generate certificate signing request on OS X Server 10.5 & 10.6.

  1. Start Server Admin and login to your server.
  2. Click Certificate icon across the top of the window.
  3. Press + button and fill in the following information information for your CSR:

    Common Name: Enter the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) that you want to use with your SSL certificate. eg.,, etc.
    Organization: Enter the name for your company or organization.
    Organizational Unit: Enter the name of your department of your organization.
    City (Locality): Enter the name of your city.
    State/Province: Enter the name of your State/Province. Do not abbreviate.
    Country Code: Enter the two-letter country code for your country.
  4. Press the Save button in the lower right hand corner of the window to save your details.
  5. Click the wheel button and a dropdown menu will appear and select Generate Certificate Signing Request(CSR) from the list.
  6. From the pop-up window that appears in the previous step, drag the icon in the upper-left hand corner of the window to the desktop and this will create your CSR file on your desktop.

Note: You may open the CSR with any text-editor of your choice.