Generating a New Cetificate Signing Request (CSR)
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1 Important Notes Before Starting
When requesting your SSL certificate there are a few things that you need to be aware of before even attempting to add it to WordPress.
- The domain needs to be correctly added for the website i.e. bxpsoftware.com is not the same as www.bxpsoftware.com
- When filling out the SSL details use the www. version as this will cover bxpsoftware.com and www.bxpsoftware.com
- A technical contact email is required, only certain email boxes are allowed so you may need to create a new one.
- Your SSL provider will tell you which email addresses are allowed.
2 How to Create a CSR in WordPress
You will need access to the back end of your website. If you do not have this then please contact your website administrator.
Step 1 Login to cPanel on your website. On most websites it can be reached by using your domain home address followed by a colon and a port number. Examples of this: http://www.mydomain.com:2082 or http://www.mydomain.com:2083 were my domain is name of your web domain name i.e. http://www.google.ie:2082.
Step 2 Once you are logged in scroll down to the security section. Select SSL/TLS Manager.
From here you will be given three options. Select Certificates (CRT) - Generate, view, upload, or delete SSL certificates.
Then click generate to create the certificate. It will look something like the below. You will need this information to create an SSL.