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This feature allows you to simultaneously generate both a self-signed SSL certificate and a certificate signing request (CSR) for a domain. You can also use this interface to generate private keys, which are essential for self-signed certificates and purchased certificates. To purchase a certificate, submit the CSR to your chosen certificate authority (CA). They will provide you with a certificate, typically in a
.zip file via email.
For more information, read our Purchase and Install an SSL Certificate documentation.
To receive the SSL certificate, private key, and CSR in an email, enter an email address in the Email Address text box.
Select the When complete, email me the certificate, key, and CSR. checkbox to receive a copy of the request that this interface generates.
Do not select this checkbox if your email service provider does not support secure mail via SSL/TLS.
Select the desired key size from the Key Size menu. We recommend that you choose 2,048 bits.
To generate an SSL certificate and CSR, perform the following steps:
*.example.comto securely connect to the
In the Company Name text box, enter your business's complete name.
Some certificate authorities may not accept special characters in the Company Name and Company Division text boxes. If your company name includes symbols other than a period or a comma, ask your CA to confirm whether you can use these characters.
In the Company Division section, enter the name of the department or group within the company. This information is optional.
Enter a passphrase in the Passphrase text box if your certificate authority requires one for verification purposes.
After you enter the correct information, click Create. WHM will display the CSR with its SSL certificate and private key.
The system saves this information in the following directories on your server:
If you purchased an SSL certificate, provide the CSR to the company from which you purchased the SSL certificate.