Questions tagged [csr]

A CSR (Certificate Signing Request) is a block of data containing information that will be included in your certificate such as your organization name, common name (domain name), locality, and country. It also contains the public key that will be included in your certificate. A private key is usually created at the same time that you create the CSR.

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What is a challenge password?

I'm setting up SSL on an Ubuntu server. One of fields it asks for as part of setting up the CSR is a "challenge password". What is that? The default is blank. Do I need to enter one?
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Must CSRs be generated on the server that will host the SSL certificate?

Is it necessary to generate the CSR (Certificate Signing Request) on the same machine that will host my web application and SSL certificate? This page on SSL Shopper says so, but I'm not sure if that'...
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Can I reuse a SSL CSR?

I've generated a self certified SSL cert for testing a new web site. The time has come for the site to go live and I now want to purchase a cert from GeoTrust. Can I use the same CSR that I generated ...
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Does it matter where the CSR and key files for SSL certification are generated?

I have to create a CSR for a wildcard SSL certificate. Some FAQs from SSL providers say that I should generate the CSR file on the machine where I want to install the certificate? My understanding is ...
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Does generating a CSR through IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2 always create a new private key?

Generating a CSR for a Windows 2008 R2 server and need to ensure that the private key used for the CSR is new. I have used OpenSSL before to create my own self-signed certs for testing and if I ...
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Adding Subject Alternate Names (SAN) to an existing Cert Signing Request (CSR)

Can any one tell me how I an add a number of Subject Alternate Names to an existing CSR? I'm not talking about generating a CSR with SANs or adding SANs at signing time - I know how to do both of ...
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Where is the private key after using certreq for CSR generation on Windows 10?

I tried to follow the website below for instructions on how to generate the CSR for my web server: http://www.entrust.net/knowledge-base/technote.cfm?tn=8649 However, it only generates the CSR. ...
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Can I get anSHA-256 certificate when the CSR is for SHA-1?

I've read: By default, OpenSSL cryptographic tools are configured to make SHA1 signatures. for example, if you want to generate a SHA256-signed certificate request (CSR) , add in the command line:...
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Windows PKI: How can I import, sign/issue and export a large number of CSRs?

I have a lot of CSRs that I need to have signed/issued and exported in windows. I was hoping I could batch process them somehow (certutil sounds like it can do some of the work) but I'm not quite sure ...
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OpenSSL - Add Subject Alternate Name (SAN) when signing with CA

How can I add a Subject Alternate Name when signing a certificate request using OpenSSL (in Windows if that matters)? I've generated a basic certificate signing request (CSR) from the IIS interface. ...
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certreq.exe unable to to submit Base64 CSR - Invalid Data

I am trying to script a solution to automatically submit Base64 CSRs to a Microsoft Certificate Services CA, but keep getting tripped up. My understanding is that all I should need to specify is a ...
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openshift : unable to write 'random state'

I am trying to generate a CSR using openssl on openshift. I have been encountering this when I run the command using SSH. openssl genrsa -des3 -out myApp.key 2048 Generating RSA private key, 2048 bit ...
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Why do I need to create a new CSR?

My website on a shared server has a SSL certificate installed and I want to move the certificate to a dedicated server that's supplied by a different hosting company. The current hosting company says ...
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SSL certificate. Can it apply to more domains in future?

What can I do if I have completed a CSR for "domainA.com" but later want it to also apply to "domainB.com"? I'm assuming there aren't many options once the CA has issued the license, apart from ...
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How Do I Create a New CSR Using the Data From a Previous CSR?

I need to get SSL certificates reissued for about 30 of my clients. I was hoping for an easy way to get the contents of their currents CSRs, pipe them in to openssl req -new ... and generate a whole ...
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Create private key with CSR

I have a CSR file (as a text file) and the corresponding P7B certificate. My problem is that I have to create a P12 file on a machine where I do not have created the CSR. I have created the CSR in ...
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CSR, SSL and load balancers?

do I need to generate a CSR on the load balancer or on the individual servers?
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override specific DN fields when signing csr

When signing CSR on CA side, how can I override specific DN fields by custom value? I want to ignore what is written in CSR. For example in C= and O= fields and replace them by something static. Other ...
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Website certificate detail does not match server CSR

I am running into a weird problem. We just took our SSL-enabled site live. But when I went to the site, it was given the "SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER" error. When I then look at the certificate detail or ...
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Generating a CSR to a specific cipher suite

I am having to generate a CSR for a private RPC interface that is secured using certificates. As part of the requirements, it is specified that the only compatiable suite is: ...
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Unable to sign certificates as CA using pkitool and easy-rsa script for OpenVPN .csr file

OpenVPN server on Ubuntu 14.04. Easy-rsa on the certificate authority server on Ubuntu 14.04. Done this way because I want the ca.key file to be separate from the machine that acts as the openvpn ...
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Generating certificate signing request for ESXi 5.5

I would like to replace the (self signed) SSL certs on various ESXi 5.5 hosts with ones generated by our own CA. I found docs on the VMware site on how to overwrite the key and cert files on the ESXi ...
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Windows - Replace subject from CSR when issuing certificate

I've received a CSR from a client with a CN, but not with all the subject fields we require. According to this answer from Scott*, it should be possible to specify the final subject values when the ...
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SSL, CSR: should I include -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----?

I need to submit my CSR certificate (generated with openSSL) to my ssl provider. I need to copy paste it in a text area. I was wondering if I should copy paste also the beginning and the end: -----...
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Creating local self-signed Certificate for user 'tomcat'

When I installed Tomcat 8 on my Ubuntu 15.04 I used the following command to create the user "tomcat": sudo adduser \ --system \ --shell /bin/bash \ --gecos 'Tomcat Java Servlet and JSP engine' ...
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Can we create certificate sign request (CSR) using HSM?

Can I generate a CSR using HSM? If Yes, then Please guide us. It would be very helpful. Following are our system details: We have HSM(SafeNet) Simulator to test developement application. we are ...
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SSL cert for used by a trusted 3rd party on my subdomain

I own example.com, and I'd like to get an SSL cert. Normally I would simply buy a wildcard cert, so that I can add subdomains for future purposes. However, I need to let a trusted 3rd party operate a ...
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Generate CSR including certificate template information with OpenSSL

I'm generating a CSR with OpenSSL using the following configuration file: [ req ] default_bits = 2048 default_keyfile = usercert.key distinguished_name = req_distinguished_name ...
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CSR & Common Name Uncertainty?

I am unsure what to exactly put in here on windows server 2008 when creating the CSR file. My wesbite is example.com. with the other links in the form of: example.com/index.php/example So what ...
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Is it possible to batch sign CSRs (with certutil for instance)?

I have about 100 CSR to sign on a windows PKI. I would like to know if it's possible to batch submit, issue and export these CSRs via batch or powershell script, maybe using cert util, and how to do ...
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Windows 2003, how to create a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) without an IIS

I have a Windows 2003 that hosts a Citrix Secure Gateway service. (It is a reverse proxy that adds SSL to my otherwise unencrypted connections) It doesn't depend on IIS that indeed may also be ...
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How to generate the CSR on Google Cloud Platform [closed]

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? Thanks.
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Generating certificate for iLO

I want to generate a proper certificate for iLO web console (iLO is a management engine for HP servers) using letsencrypt. AFAIK there's no way to install private key into iLO, so I've generated CSR ...
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When do SSL certs require a dedicated IP, and when don't they? [duplicate]

My host has informed me that I need to purchase a dedicated IP from them in order to use a SSL cert I want to buy. I don't believe them. Is there a way to leave them out of the loop and get this done ...
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Installing crt certificate without CSR on IIS6

I renewed an ssl certificate on GoDaddy recently. It didn't ask me to generate a new CSR. It just gave me a .crt file. How do I install this in IIS6. I already removed the expired certificate and ...
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Is there a way to change the string format for an existing CSR “Country Code” field from UTF8 to Printable String?

CentOS 5.x The short version: Is there a way to change the encoding format for an existing CSR "Country Code" field from UTF8 to Printable String? The long version: I've got a CSR generated ...
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CNG Certificate Request, certificate needs to use CryptoAPI (legacy)

We've created a CSR with Template "(No template) CNG key" and received our certificate from a valid CA. However, it seems our product (VMWare Horizon) doesn't like CNG and we are trying to figure if ...
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md5 sum of private key is different from that of certificate and CSR

the output of: openssl req -noout -modulus -in presentCSR.csr and openssl x509 -noout -modulus -in server_new.crt | openssl md5 matches. But the output of openssl rsa -noout -modulus -in server....
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On IIS6, can I install a certificate on a website with another CSR pending?

I have a GoDaddy exteneded EV certificate that I am trying to renew. It had completely expired before I realized it was up for renewal. In a haste, I generated a CSR to issue a new certificate from ...
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Proper syntax for generating an SSL certificate CSR to protect an Exchange 2007 server

I need help generating a CSR for a Subject Alternative Name (SAN) SSL certificate to protect a new Exchange 2007 server. My main requirements are that Outlook Anywhere and OWA must work without any ...
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openssl generate .key from CSR

A customer sent me a CSR and the .CER of a certificate for a linux server that I host. The customer does not have access to this machine. Is this enough data to generate a valid certificate? Is it ...
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What is the significance of the 'Certificate name' field in AWS Load Balancer security?

I adding a CSR (generated by the PM) to a new AWS Load Balancer in. I have the key's etc, however I'm unsure the significance of the 'Certificate name' field in the page's settings. Is it arbitrary ...
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Install godaddy ssl certificate on amazon ec2

I'm new to setting up ssl certificate and csr, i want to use public ip instead domain name in ssl. i created a csr file using following command and info openssl req -new -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -...
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Lost my key file when I generated the csr

This is the first time for me dealing with ssl. I have created a csr file, but I lost the key file in this generation. The certificate was issued and I got all the crt files. Now I want to install it ...
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Can I generate CSR for remoted server and what server I should use(thin,mongrel)?

I am moving my app into production and need help in generating CSR. I created a private key and followed these steps: Created private key Entered passphrase for it (openssl genrsa -des3 -out ...
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What do CAs (Certificate Authority) deliver from CSR?

I need an SSL certificate for an HTTPS server. I'd like to offer the choice between self-signed and CA-signed certificates. I can generate a self-signed SSL certificate with the following OpenSSL ...
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Passed SSL checker, but browser doesn't show secure?

I've set up my SSL certificate following the instructions at http://splittingelectrons.wordpress.com/2012/02/24/how-to-configure-an-ssl-certificate-for-apache-on-amazon-ec2/ I've checked my website ...
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How to explain to a client that he must generate his SSL certificate using CSR generated on hosting IIS server? [closed]

I have probably quite easy question: How to explain to a client that he must generate his SSL certificate using CSR generated on hosting IIS server? Thank you
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XCA Signing Problem

I am trying to make a self-signed SSL Certificate for Sun WebServer 6.1 using the XCA Certificate GUI. Here is my process: Login to Sun Webserver admin console. Use the "Generate CSR" function to ...
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Allow Internal CA to sign CSR

So as it says, how am I supposed to allow Internal CA to sign CSR? This would be for scenarios where you cannot easily replace a private key for a client so the preferred process uses CSR's instead. ...