There are two steps involved in generating a Certificate Signing Request for your domain name.

Step 1: Generate a Private Key

  1. Login to cPanel.
  2. Click SSL/TLS Manager > Private Keys (KEY).
  3. Scroll down near the bottom of the page to the Generate a New Key section.
  4. Select the desired domain name from the pull-down menu, or type it into the Host field (e.g., www.domain.com).
  5. Select the key bit-length. We recommend 2048.
  6. Click the Generate button to generate the new key.
  7. A new private key is generated and is stored on the server.

Step 2: Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

  1. Click SSL/TLS Manager > Certificate Signing Request (CSR).
  2. Using the CSR Legend on the right-hand side of this page, fill out the Generate a New Certificate Signing Request form.
  3. Click the Generate button to generate the new CSR.
  4. cPanel shows you the CSR in the top box under SSL Certificate Signing Request (don’t worry about the contents of the box below it, you don’t need it).
  5. Copy everything in the top box.
  6. Save a copy of your CSR. The CSR will be needed during the order process. You’ll be asked to copy-and-paste your CSR into a special CSR box.

Below is an example of what your CSR will look like. This is a example only and cannot be used to generate your SSL certificate.

—–BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST—–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—–END CERTIFICATE REQUEST—–

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