Generating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

Please visit this site: to generate a certificate signing request (CSR) with a 2048-bit key for your domain within Bravenet. Make sure to enter a Common Name that includes www. (for example: and a 2-letter Country code (so, for Canada you would use: CA).

Alternatively, follow these instructions:

  1. Open up your servers SSH terminal. For information on how to access your account via SSH, please click here.
  2. Once you have a terminal window/prompt open; please type in the following command:
    openssl req -new -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -keyout yourdomain.key -out yourdomain.csr
     Replace yourdomain with the domain name you're securing. For example, if your domain name is, you would type myawesomesite.key and myawesomesite.csr.
  3. Enter the requested information:
    • Common Name: The fully-qualified domain name, or URL, you're securing.
      If you are requesting a Wildcard certificate, add an asterisk (*) to the left of the common name where you want the wildcard, for example *
    • Organization: The legally-registered name for your business. If you are enrolling as an individual, enter the certificate requestor's name.
    • Organization Unit: If applicable, enter the DBA (doing business as) name.
    • City or Locality: Name of the city where your organization is registered/located. Do not abbreviate.
    • State or Province: Name of the state or province where your organization is located. Do not abbreviate.
    • Country: The two-letter International Organization for Standardization (ISO) format country code for where your organization is legally registered.
    If you do not want to enter a password for this SSL, you can leave the Passphrase field blank. However, please understand there might be additional risks.
  4. Open the CSR in a text editor and copy/paste all contents of the CSR into the required fields of your SSL's CA (Certificate Authority) to generate a SSL certificate.