Apple OS X Server 10.4 - Generate CSR

A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is required when applying for an SSL certificate. This CSR (and private key) can be generated on your webserver. To request a wildcard certificate, fill in an * (asterisk) for the subdomain, for example * (instead of

  1. Start the Server Admin and connect to the server on which the certificate will be installed.
  2. Choose the server at the top of the Computers & Services screen.
  3. Click on the Settings tab from the row at the bottom of the window.
  4. Select Certificates from the row tabs at the top of the rightmost window.
  5. Click on the + button.

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    Note: It is possible that this step causes an error message when entering the credentials has taken "too long" according to OS X. If this is the case, please go back to step 1 and try again.

  6. Enter the requested information.
    Note: Leave the value of the Valid From/Expires On field on 365; this field is only important for self signed certificates.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Click Request Signed Certificate from CA.

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  9. Drag the icon to the folder where the CSR has to be stored (such as the desktop). Then click Done.

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To order a certificate, copy the entire contents of the generated CSR, including the first and last line and all dashes.

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