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How do I generate a CSR on Lotus Domino 8.5?


How do you generate a CSR on Lotus Domino 8.5?



This article assumes are you accessing the server using the Domino Administration client located directly on the server..  To avoid compatibility issues, you should access the Domino Administration client directly from the server.

  1. In the Domino Administration client, double-click on Server Certificate Administration.
  2. The Server Certificate Administration will appear.  Click on the 1. Create Key Ring link.
  3. In the Key Ring File Name field, enter in a name and location for your key ring.  Your key ring is the file that will hold all of the certificates.
  4. In the Key Ring Password field, enter in a password for the key ring you will create.  Enter in this same password in the Password Verify field.
  5. In the Key Size field, select 2048 from the drop down list.
  6. Enter in the fields using the following table as a guide:
    Common Name: This will be the Common Name on the certificate.  The Common Name is the Host + Domain Name.  It looks like or

    Organization: The legal name of your organization.

    Organizational Unit: This optional field is the name of the department or other group making the request.

    City or Locality: The locality field is the city or town name, for example: Hamilton or London.

    State or Province: Spell out the state completely; do not abbreviate the parish, state or province name, for example: Pembroke or Arizona.

    Country: Use the two-letter code of your country without punctuation, for example: BM, GB or CH.

  7. Click on the Create Key Ring button. You will now get confirmation that the key ring has been created.
  8. In the confirmation window, click on the OK button to return you to the main menu.  From here, click on the 2. Create Certificate Request link.
  9. Select the Paste into form on CA's site option.
  10. Click on the Create Certificate Request button.
  11. The Certificate Request Created window will appear.  Copy all of the contents in the CSR text box, including the BEGIN and END tags.
  12. Submit the CSR to QuoVadis.