Generating an SSL certificate request

This is the first step in securing your IP-based site.

To generate a certificate request:

  1. In the shortcuts area of the Home page, click View Services (Tools section).

  2. On the Service List, find the Web Server, then click Configure Web Server in the Web Server's Actions column.

  3. In the Web Server submenu, click SSL Settings. The SSL Settings window opens.

  4. At the bottom of the SSL Settings form, click Generate. The Generate SSL Certificate form opens.

  5. In the 2-Letter Country Code field, enter the international abbreviation for the country in which your business resides.

  6. In the State/Province field, enter the complete name of the state or province in which your business resides. Do not abbreviate the state; spell it out.

  7. In the City field, enter the complete name of the city in which your business resides.

  8. In the Company field, enter the name of your business.

  9. In the Organization field, enter the type of industry in which your company does business.

  10. In the Common Name field, enter the site name of your business (without the www prefix).

  11. In the Email field, enter the email address of the person who will receive the SSL certificate.

  12. Note: Once the certifying authority (for example, Verisign) approves the request for a SSL certificate, you will receive the SSL certificate at the specified email address from the certifying authority.

  1. Click Save.

The SSL window displays a new certificate request in encrypted form.

Next step in securing your site:

Requesting a certificate from a Certificate Authority.


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