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Solution ID : SO22367

Last Modified : 05/31/2019

Managed PKI for SSL - Certificate Signing Request (CSR) Generation Instructions for SAP Web Application Server


This document provides instructions for generating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for SAP Web Application Server. If you are unable to use these instructions for your server, DigiCert recommends that you contact SAP.
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.

NOTE: You must generate an individual certificate request for each application server that uses a server-specific PSE. If you use a
system-wide SSL server PSE, then you only need to generate a single certificate request. To determine each unique SSL server PSE,
expand the SSL server PSE node in the trust manager and select each application server with a double-click. The server's Distinguished
Name appears in the Owner field. For each application server with a unique Distinguished Name, you must generate a certificate request.

To generate a Key Pair and Certificate Signing Request, perform the steps bellow:

  1. Open the Trust Manager
  2. Expand the SSL server PSE node.
  3. For each unique SSL server PSE (each server-specific PSE or a single system-wide PSE) select the application server.
    The application server's certificate appears in the PSE maintenance section in the Owner field.
  4. Fill out the required CSR 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).
  5. In the PSE maintenance section, choose Create Certificate Request. A dialog appears showing the certificate request.
  6. Select the content of the request and copy it to your clipboard. Choose Copy or save the certificate request to a file (.P10) using Save as local file.
  7. Verify your CSR
  8. Copy and paste the CSR in the enrolment form when required

SAP Support

         For more information refer to SAP Support

Once the SSL certificate has been issued, follow the steps from this link to install it on the server: SO22368