Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) File on Microsoft 2012 Server's IIS 8

Solution ID:    SO21229    Updated:    01/19/2016


The following information are instructions on how to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) file on Microsoft 2012 Server's IIS 8


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Please view the steps below to generate a CSR to request a certificate:

  1. Start the IIS by selecting Tools >  Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager

  2.  Select Server Certificates

  3. Select Create Certificate Request on the right side

  4. Complete in full all the required fields in the new page that will appear, without any abbreviation, except the country code.

    Common Name: The Fully Qualified Domain Name that the certificate will be issued to and secure.
    Organisation: The Registered Organisational Name the certificate belongs to.
    Organisational Unit: The Department within the Organisation
    City/locality: The Business registered location (not the actual server location)
    State/province: The Business registered state or province
    Country/region: The two letter ISO country code

  5. Select Next
  6. Select 2048 from the Bit Length: drop down list.

  7. Select Next
  8. Specify the file name and location for the certificate request file

  9. Select Finish

  10. Copy the saved CSR when requesting a certificate.
    Including the



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