How to Generate a CSR for BigCommerce

The following instructions will guide you through the CSR generation process on BigCommerce. To learn more about CSRs and the importance of your private key, reference our Overview of Certificate Signing Request article. If you already generated the CSR and received your trusted SSL certificate, reference our SSL Installation Instructions and disregard the steps below.

1. Log in

Log into the BigCommerce store as the store ownerlorid.

2. Select SSL Certificate

Go to Server Settings › SSL Certificate.

3. Generate CSR

Click on the Generate a CSR button as shown below.

Generate a CSR

4. Fill in your details

Fill in your organization’s details as shown below:

Organization Details

Approver Email: Enter your email address.

Common Name (CN):  Enter your fully qualified domain name. For example, or

Organization Name (O): Enter your organization name. If you’re planning to issue an OV or a DV SSL cert, you must enter the legally registered name of your organization.

Organization Unit (OU): Name of the department (e.g., IT).

Locale (L): Write the full name of the city. For example, New York.

5. Select Generate CSR

Once you click on the Generate CSR button, your CSR will be generated.

6. Copy the contents

Copy the contents starting from —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST—— and ending with —–END CERTIFICATE REQUEST—–. Paste it into a text editor such as Notepad.

CSR Content



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