SolarWinds N-Central - CSR generation

This manual is for SolarWinds N-Central. The appliance has a built-in CSR generator so the CSR doesn't need to be created externally.

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. Log into your SolarWinds N-Central appliance and navigate to Administration, Certificate Management and open the Generate and Download Certificate tab.
  2. A new page will be shown where you need to fill in the required information. Click on the Generate button when done.
  3. A download will start with the new CSR. With this CSR you request a certificate via our website.
  4. The generated private key will be stored within the SolarWinds N-Central installation, this will be used for the installation of your certificate. You are now all set to order the certificate.

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

Order certficate


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