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Last Modified : 04/22/2019

Managed PKI for SSL - Certificate Signing Request (CSR) Generation Instructions for Nortel SSL Accelerator


This document provides instructions for generating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for Nortel SSL Accelerator. If you are unable to use these instructions for your server, Symantec recommends that you contact Nortel.
NOTE: To generate a CSR, you will need to create a key pair for your server. These two items are a digital certificate key pair and cannot be separated. If you lose your public/private key file or your password and generate a new one, your SSL Certificate will no longer match.
To generate a Key Pair and Certificate Signing Request, perform the steps bellow:
  1. Click SSL > Certificates > Generate > Request
  2. Select your newly created certificate identifier in the drop-down menu at the top
  3. Fill out the fields including the common name, organization and location information
    • Common Name: The fully-qualified domain name to which your certificate will be issued.
    • Organization: The full legal name of your company.
    • Organizational Unit: Use this field to differentiate between divisions within an organization.
    • City or Locality: Usually the city of your organization's main office, or a main office for your organization.
    • State or Province: Enter the full name of your state or province. 
      Note: Make sure the State or Province is not abbreviated (e.g. California).
    • Country: Enter the two-character abbreviation of country in which organization resides (e.g. US).
  4. Choose 2048 in the Key size field. This is most likely default
    NOTE:  SHA-1 Is recommended as the signature algorithm to use when generating your CSR. 
    Please contact Nortel or your server vendor to ensure your device is compatible.
  5. Click Update
  6. Click Apply button on the top of the screen
  7. Click Apply Changes
  8. Verify your CSR
  9. Open the file in a text editor that does not add extra characters (Notepad or Vi are recommended).
  10. Copy and paste the information into the enrollment form when required

Once the SSL certificate has been issued, follow the steps from this link to install it on the server: INFO121