SSL Certs & CSR Generation

I’ve generated a CSR, but the CA we’re going through (Geo Trust) says that because there is no “Locality/City” in the CSR they will not provide the cert.

Any thoughts on how to get this taken care of?

Any thoughts on this one?

Hey Tim,

I’ll ask Jamie to add a field for “City or Locality” to the CSR generation form (not sure why it isn’t there already). It’ll be in virtual-server 3.30.

In the meantime, you can manually generate a csr and key with the following commands:

openssl genrsa -out domainname.key 1024
openssl req -new -key domainname.key -out domainname.csr
…Answer the questions…

To see what’s in the CSR (for verification before sending, for example):

openssl req -noout -text -in domainname.csr

Make sure you hang on to that .key file! That’s your key–you’ll need it to start the webserver with the cert you get.

You know, I can’t see any reason why I didn’t include a field for the city in the first place! This will be added in the next Virtualmin release…

Thanks for the help. I’ve successfully generated the CSR using the manual method :slight_smile: