Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Does it mean you cannot migrate your SSL certificate is no longer possible? StartSSL offers free SSL certificates, but has a $25 for reissuing SSL certificates.

Is it important to make a back-up of the CSR in order to be able to migrate the SSL certificate later onto another server or is the CSR not required for installing an SSL certificate and only for requesting one?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 3 down vote accepted

A CSR is a Certificate Signing Request. The provider will sign this request and send you back a certificate file. You do not need hte CSR form this point onwards and can safely discard it.

When you come to renewing the certificate, you can generate a new request from your private key.

If you want to migrate the certificate to another server you can just take the existing one. So long as it is still valid (in date) and you're not changing your domain name (which needs to match the Common Name of the cert) then it doesn't matter how many servers it resides on.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.