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I need to get a certificate from VeriSign to use in FileZilla (FTPS, FTP over SSL), to get the certificate, Verisign asks for a CSR file, FileZilla doesn't seem to have a way to generate those CSR files; how would I go about generating this file that VeriSign needs so they can issue a certificate that I can use in FileZilla?

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Are you looking for a client certificate or a server certificate? "FileZilla" doesn't use certificates per-se, the FTPS protocol does, so if you're hosting an FTPS server, then it's your FTPS daemon that needs the certificate, not FileZilla. Your question here serverfault.com/questions/151501/… seems to get it correct –  Mark Henderson Jun 15 '10 at 23:28
    
server certificate, FileZilla does have the option to import the certificate, and you can generate one too, but I need it from a CA, and for that I need the CSR –  BlackTigerX Jun 15 '10 at 23:45

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You will need to use something like openssl to generate a Certificate Signing Request. It is not too difficult to do and there are plenty of instructions on how to do it on the internet.

openssl genrsa -out host.key 2048
openssl req -new -nodes -key host.key -out host.csr

Or something to that affect.

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+1, Google: google.com/search?q=openssl+csr –  Chris S Jun 16 '10 at 2:53
    
IIS has a tool to generate CSRs, could I use that? FileZilla only needs the certificate, doesn't care about the CSR, that makes me think it would work, but I'd like to know for sure –  BlackTigerX Jun 16 '10 at 20:09
    
After the certificate is generated, you would only need the certificate itself and the private key. The CSR itself is not needed. –  sybreon Jun 18 '10 at 17:18

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