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generate csr

July 1, 2015

Generate the CSR

openssl req -new -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -keyout example.com.key -out example.com.csr

Common Name

The fully-qualified domain name, or URL, you're securing, www.example.com

For wildcard certificates use *.example.com


The registered name for your business

Organization Unit

Doing business as

City or Locality

State or Province


The two-letter International Organization for Standardization (ISO) format country code