Use these instructions to build your own shell commands to generate your FileZilla CSR.
If you prefer, you can build your own shell commands to generate your FileZilla CSR.
- Use your terminal (ssh) to login to your FileZilla server.
- At the prompt, enter the following command, making sure to replace server with the name of your server:
openssl req –new –newkey rsa:2048 –nodes –keyoutserver.key –out server.csr
- This starts the process for generating two files:
- The Private-Key file for the decryption of your SSL Certificate.
- A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) file, used to apply for your SSL Certificate.
- When you are prompted for the Common Name (domain name), enter the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for the site that you are securing.
- When you are prompted, enter your organizational information beginning with your geographic information.
Note: You may have default information set already.
This creates your OpenSSL .csr file.
- Open the .csr file with a text editor.
- Copy the content, including the BEGIN and END tags, and paste it into the Certificate order form.
- Save (back up) the generated .key file. You need it later for your SSL Certificate installation.
- After you receive your SSL Certificate, you can install it.