How to Generate a CSR for cPanel


The following lesson will guide you through the CSR generation process on cPanel.

What is CSR?

A Certificate Signing Request (CSR code) is a block of encoded text that contains the information about the organization that applies for an SSL certificate, and the domain that needs to be secured. A CSR is what you give to the Certificate Authority to generate your SSL certificate. It is an essential part of obtaining an SSL certificate.

Generate a CSR for cPanel

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. In the cPanel Homepage, select SSL/TLS under the Security section.
  3. Select Generate view, upload, or delete SSL certificate signing requests, under Certificate Signing Requests (CSR).
  4. Fill out the Request Form and click Create.
  5. Click into the Encoded Certificate Signing Request text box that’s presented after generation, and copy all of the text (including BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST and END CERTIFICATE REQUEST) and save it for SSL generation.
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Updated on October 9, 2022

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