Create a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) on Domino Server 8.5

Solution ID:    SO14777


To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) file on Domino 8.5 server, please follow the steps below.

1.      In the Domino Administration client, double-click on Server Certificate Administration.

2.      Choose Create Key Ring

3.      If promoted, enter a name and password for your key ring, then select a key size of 2048 bits.

4.      Your Distinguished Name information should be entered as follows:

         Common Name: The fully-qualified domain name to which your certificate will be issued (e.g., or *

         Organization: The full legal name of your company. If you are issuing the cert to an individual, the full legal name of that person.

            Organizational Unit:
If you belong to a sub-unit within your organization, enter that here (e.g., Marketing, IT, etc.).

         City or Locality: Usually the city of your organization's main office, or a main office for your organization.

         State or Province: Enter your state or province as above.

         Country: Enter your country

         When you click to continue, you should get a message that your key ring file has been created.

5.      At the next screen you will be able to choose to "Create Certificate Request" from your new key ring. Under method, choose to "Paste into form on CA's site."

6.      Copy and paste the CSR (including the BEGIN and END tags) as seen below:

[encoded data]


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