Tutorial for Certificate Signing Request (CSR Request) based on the geotrust knowledge base.
Step 1: Generate a Key Pair
Type the following command at the prompt for a non-encrypted key:
openssl genrsa -des3 -out ssl.zeldor.biz.key 4096
Note: When prompted for a pass phrase: enter a secure password and remember it, as this pass phrase is what protects the private key. Both the private key and the certificate are required to enable SSL.
Step 2: Generate the CSR
Type the following command at the prompt to generate the CSR based on the generated key:
openssl req -new -key ssl.zeldor.biz.key -out ssl.zeldor.biz.csr