How To Generate CSR (Certificate Signing Request) On cPanel?

A CSR or Certificate Signing request is a block of encrypted text generated on the server that the SSL certificate will be used on. It contains all important information to be included in your SSL certificate, information comprises of your common name (i.e. domain name), locality and country etc.

cPanel provides you a built-in feature to generate CSR code to use for sending certificate signing request and get your SSL configuration settings ready to work on your website’s domain.

Start by logging in to your account and then launch your website’s cPanel. Now follow the steps given below to generate a CSR of your website:

  1. Open WebHost Manager. Generate CSR 1
  2. In SSL/TLS, Click Generate an SSL Certificate Signing RequestGenerate CSR 2
  3. Enter the requested company informationGenerate CSR 3
    • Email — Your/Your company’s e-mail address.
    • Password — The password for the certificate.
    • Host to make cert for — The Common Name is the fully-qualified domain name or URL for which you plan to use your certificate, i.e., the area of your site you wish customers to connect to using SSL. For example, an SSL certificate issued for will not be valid for If the Web address to be used for SSL is, ensure that the common name submitted in the CSR is

      If you are requesting a Wildcard certificate, please add an asterisk (*) on the left side of the Common Name. For example, * or* This will secure all subdomains of the Common Name.

    • City — Name of the city in which your organization is registered/located. Please spell out the name of the city. Do not abbreviate.
    • State — Name of state or province where your organization is located. Please enter the full name. Do not abbreviate.
    • Country — The two-letter International Organization for Standardization- (ISO-) format country code for the country in which your organization is legally registered.
    • Company Name — The name under which your business is legally registered. The listed organization must be the legal registrant of the domain name in the certificate request. If you are enrolling as an individual, please enter the certificate requestor’s name in the Organization field, and the DBA (doing business as) name in the Organizational Unit (“Company Division”) field.
    • Company Division — Use this field to differentiate between divisions within an organization. For example, “Engineering” or “Human Resources.” If applicable, you may enter the DBA (doing business as) name in this field.
    • Key Size — Select 2,048 bits
  4. Click Create.
  5. Copy/paste the generated CSR into our online enrollment form.

That’s it. When you have completed generating your CSR, cut/copy and paste it into the CSR field on the SSL certificate-request page.

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