How to Generate a CSR for Zeus
A key pair must be created for the server in order to generate a CSR. It is important for the key pair and the digital certificate to not be separated. If the password or the public/private key file is lost or amended before the SSL certificate is installed, the SSL certificate will need to be re-issued. In order for the installation to be successful, the private key, CSR, and the digital certificate must all match.
The CSR must contain the following attributes:
a. Common Name (CN)
: Enter the domain name of your website. For example, www.company.com.
b. Organizational Unit (OU)
: The OU field is the name of the organization or department making the request.
c. Organization (O)
: This is simply the name of your company. If your company has any symbol such as & or @ in its name, be sure to spell it out or omit the symbol.
d. Locality or City (L)
: This tab is the city of town where your company is primary located.
e. State or Province (S)
: Be sure to spell out the name of the State completely. No abbreviations please.
f. Country Name (C)
: Use the two-letter code without punctuation for country. For example, US.
SSL certificates can only be used on the Web server using the Common Name specified during enrollment. For example, a certificate for the domain "domain.com" will receive a warning if accessing a site named "www.domain.com" or "secure.domain.com", because the URLs are different than the original domain name, "domain.com".
It is recommended by Verisign that you contact Zeus vendor for additional information.
Generate a Certificate Signing Request
- Open the Zeus Web Controller. For example: http://server:9090
- Click SSL Certificates > Certificates >Create
- Choose the option: Buy a certificate from another certifying authority.
- Fill out all fields for the Certificate Signing Request.
- Click OK.
- Verify your CSR
- Copy and paste the CSR file to a safe location and go to the Enrollment.