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Last Modified : 04/29/2019

How to Create a CSR from Mac OS X El Capitan(10.11)


  1. In the Finder window, click Applications then double click on Server.

  2. In the Server App window, under Choose a Mac click This Mac, click Continue.

  3. Enter your Administrator Name and Administrator Password, and click Allow.
  4. In the Server App window, under Server click Certificates.

  5. On the Certificate page, click + then Get a Trust Certificate.

  6. On the Get Trust Certificate page, click Next.
  7. Enter the following information:
  • Host Name: The Common Name is the Host + Domain Name. It looks like "" or "".
  • Contact E-mail Address: Enter an e-mail address at which you can be contacted.
  • Company or Organization: Enter the legally registered name of your organization or company.
  • Department: This field is the name of the department or organization unit making the request.
  • Town or City: The Locality field is the city or town name, for example: Mountain View.
  • State or Province: Spell out the state completely; do not abbreviate the state or province name, for example: California.
  • Country: In the drop-down list, select the country where your organization or company is located.

  1. Click Next, to generate the CSR.
  2. Click Save to save the CSR.  Make sure you note the filename and location of the file.

  3. Click Finish.
  4. The CSR details may be verified by clicking, Verify the CSR.