Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

O’Reilly
WebSite Professional 2.X

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. Open O’Reilly Server
    Properties
    . This
    is located within the Website Professional tool bar under Programs.

  2. Select
    the
    Key Ring tab.

  3. Select New Key Pair.
    Click
    OK.

  4. The New Key Pair Wizard opens displaying the Generate New Key Pair option. Click Next.

  5. When
    creating a CSR you must follow these conventions.
    Type the Distinguished Name Field information.
    The
    followin
    g
    characters can not be accepted: < > ~ ! @ # $ % ^ * / \ ( )
    ?.

    Distinguished
    Name Field

    Explanation

     
    Example

    Common
    Name or Fully qualified hostname

    The
    fully qualified domain name for your web server. This must be
    an exact match.

    If
    you intend to secure the URL https://www.geotrust.com, then
    your CSR’s common name must be www.equifaxsecure.com.

    Organization

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

    GeoTrust
    Inc.

    Organizational
    Unit or Department

    Section
    of the organization

    Marketing

    City or Locality

    The
    city where your organization is legally located.

    Atlanta

    State
    or region

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

    Georgia

    Country

    The
    two-letter ISO abbreviation for your country.

    US
    = United States

  1. The Requestor
    Information
    dialog box opens:
    Requestor’s
    Name

    Requestor’s email
    Click Next.

  2. The
    Request Disposition dialog box opens:
    Specify the file
    for the request:
    Type
    a file name.

    Save As: Select
    a file location.

    The default selection will be called
    cert-request and

    will be located within the \Website\Admin
    directory.

    Click Next.

  3. The Generate
    Key Pair and Request
    dialog box opens: Click Next.

  4. The WebSite
    New Key Wizard
    dialog box opens: Type random characters into the text box

  1. The Congratulations dialog box opens: Click Done.

  2. The Web
    Server Properties
    dialog box opens: You will notice that the key ring has a question
    mark. Click
    Close.

  3. To
    find your Certificate Signing Request (CSR), go to the location that
    you specified in the Request Disposition screen. If you did not specify
    a location, the file will be located in the \Website directory.

  4. Be sure and back up the new key pair you generated. It will be located
    within the “\Website\Admin” directory and will be called “website.key”