Generate CSR

Easily Generate Your CSR & Private Key

A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is one of the most important documents in the SSL process. Think of it like an application. It's important to include only the most accurate information. It might even be worth double-checking just to make sure you go everything right afterwards, just to be safe.

It's that important. Fortunately, we've decided to make it a little easier on you. Rather than fooling around with console commands on your server we've created a way for you to generate a CSR right in your web browser.

Let’s Generate a CSR!

A CSR (Certificate Signing Request) is a file required to create an SSL certificate. You can generate the CSR for your SSL Certificate online with our FREE tool. You just need to follow the steps below.

  1. 1. Fill in all the boxes below with the correct information. For OV and EV certificates use the legally registered details of your organization. For DV, you can use your personal name.
  2. 2. After your CSR code is generated below, Copy & Paste the CSR into a text editor (i.e. Notepad) and save it as csr.txt - you will need this after ordering an SSL certificate.
  3. 3. The second code generated below is your Private Key, Copy & Paste the Private Key into a text editor (i.e. Notepad) - you will need to place this on your server during the SSL certificate installation process. Save this and do NOT share it with anyone.

Note: You can always rename the file if necessary.

* Domain:
CN - Common Name

Use the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of your server (with or without the WWW).
* Company:
O - Organization Name

Legal name of your company/organization (i.e. Acme Security, LLC). For DV, just use your personal name.
* Division:
OU - Organization Unit

Division of your organization handling the certificate (i.e. IT department).
* City:
L- Locality

The city that you are located in (i.e. Tampa)
* State:
ST - State or Province

The state or province in which you are located in (i.e. Florida)
* Country:
C - Country code

Choose your country (i.e. United States).
* E-mail:

Please type your e-mail address.
* Root Length:

2048-bit is the industry standard. Only choose 4096-bit if you have specific requirements.
* Signature Algorithm:

SHA-2 is the strongest signature algorithm adopted by the industry.

Kyle says: "Generating a CSR can be a real pain on a server, this tool makes it so easy. Just make sure you store your files securely or you’ll have to do it all again."

If you have any questions or need any help our friendly Customer Experience Department is always available to help via live chat or telephone.