To generate a CSR, you first need to create a key pair for your server. These two items are a digital certificate key pair and cannot be separated. If you lose your public/private key file or your password and generate a new one, your SSL Certificate will no longer match your private key. You will have to request a new SSL Certificate and may be charged.
Geotrust recommends that you contact Sybase for additional information.
- Under Administrative Tools, open Internet Services Manager.
- Open the Properties window by right-clicking on the name of the Web site you wish to secure.
- Click the Directory Security tab.
- Click Server Certificate in the Secure communications section. If you have not used this option before the Edit button will not be active.
- Select Create a new certificate
- Select Prepare the request now, but send it later. Geotrust only accepts CSRs through the enrollment process forms. We do not accept CSRs over email.
- Complete the information requested by the IIS Certificate Wizard to create a private key that is stored locally on your server and a public key (the Certificate Signing Request) that you will use during the enrollment process. You have successfully generated a CSR file.
- Click Finish to exit the IIS Certificate Wizard. A CSR file has been generated.
- Go to the enrollment form and paste the information into the form when prompted for the CSR.