CSR Generation help



I have never done this before and do not even know where to get started. I have a certificate credit with godaddy. When trying to apply for the certificate with them I need to generate a CSR. I have no idea where to get started on this. Where do I got exactly to generate this CSR? thanks for any help,



These are the instructions given by godaddy on how to generate a CSR for servers running Apache 1.3 + ModSSL:

Enter the following commands:

  1. cd /usr/bin/ (/your path to openssl/)
    Enter a passphrase when prompted to.
  2. openssl genrsa -des3 -out .key 1024
  3. openssl req -new -key .key -out .csr

Where do I go to enter those commands?


You’ll have to ssh into your server. See the Wiki article for more help

Post back if you have more questions. :slight_smile:

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The link in the wiki to the putty tutorial is broken. What is the ssh hostname and port that i should be using?


What is the propper user name and password that I should enter to gain access?


Scratch that. Im now in the server trying to generate my CSR. I entered the first thing in the goddady list. which said not a valid directory. so I tried the second thing: openssl genrsa -des3 -out .key 1024

and received this error:

-bash: gostwear: No such file or directory

any idea what to do?