Generating a CSR request (public key)

A public key, or CSR request, is a certificate request that you generate on the server where the future TLS certificate will be installed. The CA will sign your public key and issue the TLS certificate. In our video tutorials, we describe how to generate CSR requests on the most widely used servers.

How to generate a Public Key (CSR) on IIS 7

A public key (CSR) is required to issue the TLS certificate. This public key will be generated by the administrator of your website (or webhosting company) on the server where the TLS certificate’s domain is issued is located. In this tutorial, you will learn how to generate a public key (certificate request) on IIS 7.

You can check the CSR request content and details in our CSR check tool.

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