View Full Version : How do I generate a CSR for a SSL certificate for my Linux VPS not running cPanel?

January 14th, 2012, 05:13 PM
If you are not running cPanel, to generate a CSR for a new SSL certificate follow these steps:

SSH into your server
Run the following command:
(note: replace domain.com with your domain name)
openssl req -nodes -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout domain.com.key -out domain.com.csr
Fill out the requested details

This will generate 2 files, domain.com.csr which is the CSR and domain.com.key which is the private key.

January 17th, 2012, 02:24 AM
Thanks Max for the step by step assistance, We always glad to join hostek as we always had instant solution from this forum platform.