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This document is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

For cPanel & WHM 11.46

(Home >> Security >> SSL/TLS Manager >> Generate, view, or delete SSL certificate signing requests.)

Overview

This feature allows you to generate, view, or delete a certificate signing request (CSR).

Generate a new CSR

Warning:

You must have or generate a key before you generate a signing request.

To generate a CSR, perform the following steps:

  1. Under the Generate a New Certificate Signing Request (CSR) heading, select the key from the Key menu.
    • When you select a key, the View & Edit option appears. You can click the link to view and edit the information for your private key.
    • If the desired key does not appear in the menu, you may use the Generate a new 2,048 bit key option to generate new key. You can also add a new private key to the Private Keys section of the SSL/TLS Manager interface (Home >> Security >> SSL/TLS Manager >> Private Keys (KEY)). See the Private Keys documentation for more information.
  2. Enter the required information in the text boxes below the Key menu.
  3. Click Generate.

Note:

 Your hosting provider may require additional information.

Remove a CSR

To delete a CSR, perform the following steps: 

  1. Under the Certificate Signing Requests on Server heading, click the Delete link in the Actions column next to the host. A new interface will appear.
  2. Click Delete CSR to confirm. A message of success or failure will appear.
    • If you do not wish to delete the CSR, click Cancel.

Edit and view details about a CSR

This feature allows you to view and edit the current description. You can also view the encoded private key and decoded private key.

To edit a description or view a CSR, perform the following steps:

  1. Under the Certificate Signing Requests on Server heading, click Edit & View in the Actions column next to the host.
  2. A new interface will appear that displays the description, the encoded CSR, and the decoded CSR. You can copy and paste this information.
  3. Enter any desired changes in the Description text box.
  4. Click Update Name. A message of success or failure will appear next to the Description text box.