APACHE: CREATE YOUR ECC CSR (CERTIFICATE SIGNING REQUEST)


APACHE: INSTALL YOUR ECC SSL CERTIFICATE
1. First, access your Apache server by logging in.

2. You will then be prompted to enter in the command below in order to create your ECC private key. You will do this by utilizing the OpenSSL ecparam tool to get your .key file: “openssl ecparam -out server.key -name prime256v1 -genkey”

Note: Type in your server name where server is listed in the above command. You can choose the strength of your encryption, it is recommended that you select at least 256-bit. You can go higher if that is your preference to prime384v1 or prime521v1.

3. Then, be sure to save your .key file and know where it is for future reference.

4. After that, enter in the command below to create your ECC CSR: “openssl req -new -key server.key -out server.csr”

5. Now you will be prompted to type in the required information below:

COUNTRY NAME: This is the two letter code representing the country where your company is based.

STATE OR PROVINCE: Type in the state where your company is based.

LOCALITY NAME: This is where you type in the city where your company is based.

ORGANIZATION NAME: Type in the legal name of your company.

ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT NAME: Type in the specific department of your company. This will also be shown on your ECC SSL Certificate.

COMMON NAME: Type in your fully qualified domain name.

TIP: If you are creating a CSR for a Wildcard SSL Certificate, make sure your common name starts with an asterisk.

6. You have now created your openssl.csr file.

7. Next, copy the contents of your .csr file in a text editor (include —Begin—and—End—) and paste it in your order form.

TIP: When you are ordering, make sure you choose Apache when prompted to Select Server Software. This is important in order to make sure you receive all the necessary certificates for the installation process.

8. Lastly, you will be able to install your certificate once you receive it from DigiCert.

APACHE: INSTALL YOUR ECC SSL CERTIFICATE
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