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HOW DO I DECODE A CSR? In order to decode a CSR on your own machine using OpenSSL, use the following command: openssl req -in server.csr -noout -text
HOW DO I GENERATE A CSR AND PRIVATE KEY? You need to generate a CSR and private key on the server that the certificate will be used on. You can find instructions in your server documentation or try the instructions from one of these certificate author...
WHAT DOES A CSR LOOK LIKE? Most CSRs are created in the Base-64 encoded PEM format. This format includes the "-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----" and "-----END CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----" lines at the begining and end of the CSR. A PEM format CSR can b...
WHAT IS A CSR? A CSR or Certificate Signing request is a block of encoded text that is given to a Certificate Authority when applying for an SSL Certificate. It is usually generated on the server where the certificate will be installed and contains inf...
WHAT IS A CSR/PRIVATE KEY'S BIT LENGTH? The bit-length of a CSR and private key pair determine how easily the key can be cracked using brute force methods. As of 2016, a key size of less than 2048 bits is considered weak and could potentially be broke...
WHAT IS CONTAINED IN A CSR? NAME EXPLANATION EXAMPLES Common Name The fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of your server. This must match exactly what you type in your web browser or you will receive a name mismatch error. *.google.com ma...
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