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Solution ID : SO6506

Last Modified : 05/02/2018

RapidSSL - Generate Certificate Signing Request (CSR)


If you have a Microsoft IIS 6.0 or 7.0 server, or a Red Hat server, we have a new GeoTrust SSL Assistant to help you automatically generate a CSR and install your certificate. As an independent subsidiary of Symantec, RapidSSL offers Symantec SSL Assistant as a benefit of our corporate relationship.

Creating your CSR file is the first step in securing your webserver with SSL and gaining access to https. 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. 

Certificate Signing Request (CSR) instructions are available for the web servers listed below.

Please click on your server type to view the instructions.

Server Type CSR Generation Instructions


Amazon Web Service (AWS)

Amazon Web Service (AWS) 


Mac OS X 10.3
Mac OS X 10.4
Mac OS X 10.5
Mac OS X 10.6
Mac OS X 10.7

BEA Systems BEA Weblogic 8.0, 9.0 and 10.0
Cisco Cisco ISE
Cisco ACS 3.2 
Cisco ACS 4.2
Cisco ASA 5000 
Cisco ASA 5510
Citrix  Citrix Secure Gateway 
Citrix Access Gateway 4.5 
Citrix Access Gateway 5.0 
Citrix Access Gateway 8.0 
cPanel cPanel 11 
WHM 11
F5 F5 Big-IP Load Balancer 9.x-10.x 
F5 Big-IP Load Balancer 11 
IBM Websphere using command line 
IBM Websphere using IKEYMAN 
iPlanet iPlanet 6.x 
Lotus Domino Lotus Domino 5 
 Lotus Domino 6.x-7.x 
Lotus Domino 8.5 


Microsoft IIS 5 
Microsoft IIS 6 
Microsoft IIS 7 
Microsoft IIS 8 
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 
Nginx Nginx 
Novell Novell ConsoleOne 
Oracle Oracle Wallet Manager 
Plesk Plesk 10 
RedHat RedHat Secure Web Server 
SonicWALL SonicWALL SSL-VPN 2.1 
Stronghold Stronghold 
Tomcat Tomcat