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 *.sslcertificaten.nl (instead of www.sslcertificates.nl).
- Start the Server Admin and connect to the server on which the certificate will be installed.
- Choose the server at the top of the Computers & Services screen.
- Click on the Settings tab from the row at the bottom of the window.
- Select Certificates from the row tabs at the top of the rightmost window.
- Click on the + button.
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.
- 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.
- Click Save.
- Click Request Signed Certificate from CA.
- Drag the icon to the folder where the CSR has to be stored (such as the desktop). Then click Done.
To order a certificate, copy the entire contents of the generated CSR, including the first and last line and all dashes.