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How to Generate Certificate Signing Request on Cerberus FTP Server

  1. Log into your Cerberus FTP Server console.
  2. In the Cerberus FTP Server console, on the Summary tab, in top-menu, click Tools > Generate CSR.Cerberus FTP Server: create csr
  3. In the Generate a Certificate Signing Request window, enter the following information:
    Common Name:Type the name to be used to access the certificate. This name is usually the fully qualified domain name (FQDN).
    For example, o... Name:Type your companys legally registered name (i.e. YourCompany, Inc.).
    Organization Unit:Type the department within your organization that you want to appear on the SSL Certificate (i.e. IT).
    Street:(Optional) Type the street where your company is legally located.
    Locality (City):Type the city where your company is legally located.
    State/Province:Type the state or province where your company is legally located.
    Country:In the drop-down list, select the country where your company is legally located.
    Contact Email:(Optional) Unless you have reason for providing an email address, you can leave this box blank.
    Cerberus FTP Server: create csr
  4. Next under Private Key, enter the following information:
    Key Type:In the drop-down list, select RSA.
    Key Length:In the drop-down list, select 2048.
  5. When you are finished entering your information, click Generate.
  6. Next, in the Browse For Folder window, select the location where you want to save the CSR and its private key and click OK.

    Note: Make sure to note where you saved the private key file; you need it to install your SSL Certificate.

  7. In the CSR and Private Key created window, click OK.
  8. Next, open the CSR with a text editor and copy and paste its contents (including the -----BEGIN NEW CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- and -----END NEW CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- tags) into the Certificate order form.)Note: During your SSL Certificate ordering process, make sure that you select Apache when asked to Select Server Software. This option ensures that you receive all the required certificates for Cerberus FTP Server SSL Certificate installation (SSL and Intermediate Certificates).example csrexample csr
  9. After you receive your SSL Certificate, you can install it.

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