Generate a CSR (certificate signing request)

After you purchase an SSL certificate, and activate the SSL credit, you may need to generate a certificate signing request (CSR) for the website's domain name (or "common name") before you can request the SSL certificate.

Note: If you're using an SSL certificate on the primary domain name of a ITEGY shared hosting account, you do not need to generate a CSR; we take care of that for you.

How you generate a CSR depends on the type of certificate you're requesting and your operating system/control panel.

Type of CertificateFollow these instructions
Standard Assurance SSL certificate (most common)We can Apache
  • cPanel/WebHost Manager (WHM)
  • Exchange Server 2016
  • Microsoft IIS 10
  • Nginx
  • Parallels Plesk Panel
  • Microsoft IIS 8
  • Microsoft IIS 7
  • Exchange Server 2010
  • Exchange Server 2013
  • For other server types, see "more info" below.


    Code/driver signing

    Our certificates are compatible with all types of web servers, even if we do not have CSR instructions for them. Please contact your server documentation for further information on generating a CSR if you do not find the instructions that you need above.

    Next step

    After you create a CSR, you will need to request your certificate. How you request a certificate is dependent on the type of certificate you have:

    TypeNext step
    Standard Assurance SSL certificateRequest an SSL certificate (Standard Assurance)
    Deluxe or Extended Validation certificatesRequest an SSL certificate (Deluxe or Extended Validation)
    Code or Driver Signing certificatesRequest code or driver signing certificates

    More info

    Miscellaneous CSR instructions: