How to Generate a CSR for BEA Weblogic 6.0

You will need to create a key pair for your server to generate a CSR. These two items are a digital certificate key pair and must not be separated. Losing your public/private key file or password will result in you havinf to generate a new one, causing your SSL Certificate to no longer match. You will have to order a new SSL Certificate and which may result in a charge.

Follow the following steps to generate a Private Key and Certificate Signing Request:

1. Start the Certificate Request Generator servlet.

NOTE:The .war file for the servlet is located in the following directory:\wlserver6.0\config\mydomain\applications. The .war file is automatically installed when the WebLogic Server is started.

2. In a Web browser, enter the URL for the Certificate Request Generator servlet as follows: https://hostname:port/Certificate

3. The components of this URL are defined as follows:

Hostname: The DNS name of the machine running WebLogic Server

Port: The number of the port at which WebLogic Server listens for SSL connections. The default is 7002.

4. The Certificate Request Generator servlet loads a form in the web browser.

5. Complete the form displayed in the browser:

Country Name: Use the two-letter code without punctuation for country, for example: US or CA.

State or Province: Spell out the state completely; do not abbreviate the state or province name, for example: California

Locality or City: The Locality field is the city or town name, for example: Berkeley.

Company: If the company or department has an &, @, or any other symbol using the shift key in its name, it must be spelled out or omitted in order to enroll. (Example: XYZ Corporation)

Organizational Unit: This field is optional; but can be used to help identify certificates registered to an organization. The Organizational Unit (OU) field is the name of the department or organization unit making the request.

Common Name: The Common Name is the Host + Domain Name. It looks like "".

NOTE: SSL certificates can only be used on Web servers using the Common Name specified during enrollment. For example, a certificate for the domain will receive a warning if accessing a site named or, because and are different from
Please do not enter an email address, challenge password or an optional company name when generating the CSR.

6. Click the Generate Request button.

7. The key pair and CSR has been created.

8. Verify your CSR

9. To copy and paste the information into the enrollment form, open the file in a text editor that does not add extra characters (Notepad or Vi are recommended).