Generating a CSR in cPanel for Your Domain: A Step-by-Step Guide

To generate a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) in cPanel for a domain, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel:
    Please check the following documentation to access your cPanel on WPFond:
    How to access my cPanel
  2. Locate the SSL/TLS Manager:
    You might find the SSL/TLS Manager under the “Security” or “SSL/TLS” section.
  3. Generate a CSR:
  • Click on “SSL/TLS Manager.”
  • Click on “Certificate Signing Requests (CSR).”
  • Fill in the required information for your domain:
    • Key: Choose the key size (e.g., 2048 bits).
    • Domains: Enter the domain name for which you’re requesting the SSL certificate.
    • City, State, Country, Company, Company Division, Email: Fill in your organization’s details.
    • Passphrase: Enter a passphrase to protect your private key (optional but recommended).
  • Click on “Generate.”
  1. Save the CSR:
  • Copy the CSR code displayed on the screen and save it in a text file.
  • This code will be used to request an SSL certificate from a Certificate Authority (CA).
  1. Request an SSL Certificate:
  • Use the CSR to request an SSL certificate from a CA (such as Let’s Encrypt, Comodo, etc.).
  • The CA will provide you with the SSL certificate files once the request is approved.
  1. Install the SSL Certificate:
  • Once you receive the SSL certificate files from the CA, return to the SSL/TLS Manager in cPanel.
  • Click on “Install and Manage SSL for your site (HTTPS).”
  • Paste the SSL certificate into the “Certificate” field.
  • Click on “Install Certificate.”

That’s it! Your domain should now have a valid SSL certificate installed.

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