CSR Decoder

Decode your Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

A Certificate Signing Request is a crucial element when it comes to getting an SSL certificate issued. Not unlike the documentation you're asked to fill out and provide when applying for a driver's license, you want to make sure that all of your information is accurate and up to date. A mistake could result in a mis-issuance or not getting a certificate issued at all.

In addition to helping you to generate a CSR, we can also help you to decode your CSR to ensure that it includes all the correct information. This is a good practice in general, but is especially important if you're re-using an old CSR or have multiple CSRs for multiple orders.

Check the Contents of your CSR

The Certificate Signing Request (CSR) Decoder is a simple tool that decrypts information about your Certificate Signing Request to verify that it contains the correct information.

CSRs are encrypted messages containing identifying information sent to a Certificate Authority in order to apply for an SSL Certificate. Your CSR should start with:


and end with:


Note: There should be five dashes on either side of both prompts.

Brianna says: "Any mistake in your CSR will result in headaches down the line, so it's best just to verify now and avoid problems later."

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