Generate Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
CSR instructions are available for the web servers listed below. If your server is not listed consult your server's documentation.
When generating your CSR you will be asked to input a few pieces of info. Below are some common fields with descriptions and examples. (also see About the CSR)
Common Name (CN)
The fully-qualified-domain name for your certificate. Examples include...
The exact legal name of your organization. Do not abbreviate your organization's name. Example: Metro Realty LLC or Flowers by Jenny
Organizational Unit (OU)
The section or division of the organization. Example: Sales, Support, Customer Service
City or Locality (L)
The city where your organization is legally located. Cannot be abbreviated. Example: Atlanta
State (S) or Province
The state or province where your organization is legally located. Cannot be abbreviated.. Example: Georgia
The two-letter ISO Country Code abbreviation for your country. Example: US, CA, GB (must be two-letters)
Any email address. This field is arbitrary but must be filled in. GeoTrust will not use this email address to process your order. Example: firstname.lastname@example.org
Key Bit Length
The key bit length has to do with the initial key exchange, not the encryption strength of your certificate. GeoTrust recommends a key bit length of 2048.
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