Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

IBM HTTP Server

Follow these instructions to generate a CSR for your Web site. When you have
completed this process, click the “close” button below to close this window
and continue to the next step.

  1. Start the key manangement utility:
    If WinNT/2000: click start button – IBM HTTP Server – Start Key Management
    Utility
    If Unix: type /usr/bin/ikeyman& from command line.

  2. Select Key Database File from the main
    menu, select New, then CMS key database file.
  3. You will be prompted for a password. Warning: If you forget the password, you must purchase another certificate.
  4. Enter the location and name for the key database
    file.
  5. Select "Personal Certificate Request"
    from the pull-down list in the middle of the application window.
  6. Select New. You should choose 1024 for the key size.
  7. Select the stash option to save the password in a .sth file
  8. When creating a CSR you must follow these
    conventions. Complete the following Distinguished
    Name Field
    information
    .
    The
    followin
    g
    characters can not be accepted: < > ~ ! @ # $ % ^ * / \ ( ) ? &
    , .
  9. Specify
    the name and location for the request file (CSR).
  10. Submit
    your CSR to GeoTrust by clicking on
    <Continue>, you
    will be asked to complete the agreement and the enrollment form as well.

Distinguished
Name Field

Explanation

 
Example

Country
Name

The
two-letter ISO abbreviation for your country.

US
= United States

State
or Province Name

The
state or province where your organization is located. Can not be abbreviated.

Georgia

City
or Locality

The
city where your organization is located.

Atlanta

Organization
Name

The
exact legal name of your organization. Do not abbreviate.

GeoTrust
Inc.

Organizational
Unit

Optional
for additional organizational information.

Marketing

Common
Name (Server Host Name
)

The
fully qualified domain name for your web server. You will get a certificate
name check warning if this is not an exact match.

If
you intend to secure the URL https://secure.geotrust.com, then your CSR’s
server hostname must be secure.geotrust.com

Server
Admin.’s email address

Your
email address

abc@geotrust.com

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