I'm going to buy a SSL in order to install it in my e-commerce. I need to generate the CSR first before to buy the certification.

Anybody have a tutorial in order to generate the CSR?


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    Nothing to do with GCP. Follow any tutorial for the operating system you're using. You should consider not buying an SSL and using Let's Encrypt, which is free. – ceejayoz Nov 30 '17 at 14:26
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    @ceejayoz Not quite so simple, alas; GCLB doesn't have a hook for Let's Encrypt, so you'd have to rotate the cert manually (or via a script), every 89 days at the absolute most -- and if anything happened to that script, the site would start throwing errors for users on day 91, since LE certs are only good for 90 days. – Alex Dec 1 '17 at 12:34
  • @Alex Isn't rotating the cert via a weekly/monthly script already the recommended practice for LE? – ceejayoz Dec 1 '17 at 13:01
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    @ceejayoz Yes, but that's typically handled by certbot and a cron job — which won't update the GCLB. You'd have to write that logic yourself. – Alex Dec 1 '17 at 13:44
  • @Alex Ah, I understand what you're getting at now. – ceejayoz Dec 1 '17 at 13:48

Searching GCP's documentation for "SSL certificate" gives this as the first result. I've further refined it to point to the exact section on that page for what you're asking.

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