Plesk 7.0

Important Note:

Effective 1 January 2011, we will no longer support any Certificate Signing Request [CSR] generated with a 1024 bit key. This is because NIST, PKIX, WebTrust and other respective security standards no longer consider the 1024 bit key size as secure. Read more >


Follow these instructions to generate a CSR for your Web site. When you have completed this process, you will have a CSR ready to submit to your provider in order to be generated into a SSL Security Certificate.

    1. Login to the Plesk 7 Control Panel select 'Domains' on the left hand menu.

    2. Click on the domain name that you wish to generate the CSR for.

    3. On the Certificate repository page click on the Add button.

    4. Specify a certificate name.

    5. Select the bit size from the drop-down list. 2048 is recommended.

    6. Select a country from the drop-down list.

    7. Specify the state or province, location (city).

    8. Enter the appropriate organization name and department in the field provided.

    9. Enter the Domain Name for which you wish to generate the certificate signing request.

    10. Click the Request button. A certificate signing request will be generated and added to the repository. When you return to the Certificates page from the list at the bottom of the page, click on the certificate name that you just created. Copy the content of this box labelled 'CSR'. It should look similar to the example below:


    11. Your CSR will now have been created. Copy and paste the contents into your SSL Provider's online enrolment form when requested.