CSR Generation Steps Plesk

To generate a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) in PLESK, you will need to follow these steps:

Step 1:  Log into Plesk: The first step in generating a CSR in Plesk is to log into the Plesk control panel using your username and password.


Step 2:  Select the domain: Once you are logged in, select the domain for which you want to generate the CSR.


Step 3:  Go to SSL/TLS Certificates: From the main menu, go to the SSL/TLS Certificates option and click on it.


Step 4:  Fill out all the necessary fields on this page and click  Request :
  • Certificate Name  - it can be any friendly name to distinguish a particular SSL certificate in Plesk Panel.
  • Bits  - is a length of public key, 2048-bit is a minimum security standard nowadays.
  • Country  - choose your country from the list, it will be shown in the CSR as two-letters country code.
  • State or province  - state, county or region where the company or applicant is located.
  • Location (city)  - is a locality or city of the country.
  • Organization name (company)  - is the officially registered name of the organization that applies for a certificate. If you do not have any, put NA here.
  • Organization department or division name  - is the name of the department or division within your organization. This is an optional field.
  • Domain name  - is a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) that should be secured. The subdomain can be entered as well. To generate a CSR for a Wildcard certificate, put the server hostname in this format: *.domain.com.
  • Email  - put your email here.

Step 5:  New SSL certificate container will appear in the list. Click on it to find a CSR code and a private key generated along with CSR. A private key is required for further SSL installation to one or multiple hosting servers.

Step 6:  Scroll down in order to find the CSR code. Copy all of it including header  -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----  and footer  -----END CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- .

Note: These steps may vary depending on the specific version of Plesk you are using and the specific certificate authority you are working with. It is important to consult the documentation for your specific setup for more detailed instructions.