Creating a CSR for Microsoft Servers Using the DigiCert® Certificate Utility for Windows

If you want a simple way to create a CSR that works on any Microsoft server platform, then use the DigiCert® Certificate Utility for Windows. To create a CSR, follow the steps below.

Generating a CSR for Microsoft Servers Using the DigiCert® Certificate Utility for Windows

  1. On your Windows Server, download and save the DigiCert® Certificate Utility for Windows executable (DigiCertUtil.exe).

  2. Run the DigiCert® Certificate Utility for Windows.

    Double-click DigiCertUtil.

  3. In the DigiCert Certificate Utility for Windows©, click SSL (gold lock), and then, click Create CSR.

    Utility Create CSR

  4. On the Create CSR page, enter the following information:

    Certificate Type: Select SSL.
    Common Name: Enter the fully qualified domain name (i.e. www.example.com).
    You may also enter the IP address (i.e. 192.168.1.200) or the internal server short name (i.e. appserver1).
    Subject Alternative Names: If you are requesting a Unified Communications (UC) Certificate, enter any SANs that you want to include.
    (i.e. www.example.com, www.example2.com, and www.example3.net)
    Organization: Enter your company’s legally registered name (i.e. YourCompany, Inc.).
    Department: (Optional) Enter the department within your organization that you want to appear on the SSL Certificate.
    City: Enter the city where your company is legally located.
    State: In the drop-down list, select the state where your company is legally located.
    If your company is located outside the USA, you can enter the applicable name in the box.
    Country: In the drop-down list, select the country where your company is legally located.
    Key Size: In the drop-down list, select 2048.
    Provider: In the drop-down list, select Microsoft RSA SChannel Cryptographic Provider,
    unless you have a specific cryptographic provider.

    Enter CSR Details

  5. Click Generate.

  6. On DigiCert Certificate Utility for Windows® - Create CSR page, do one of the following, and then, click Close:

    Click Copy CSR. Copies the certificate contents to the clipboard.
    If you use this option, we recommend that you paste the CSR into a tool such as Notepad.
    If you forget and copy some other item, you still have access to the CSR, and you do not have to go back and recreate it.
    Click Save to File. Saves the CSR as a .txt file to the Windows server.
    We recommend that you use this option.

    Copy CSR

  7. After you receive your SSL Certificate from DigiCert, you can use the DigiCert® Certificate Utility for Windows to install it.

    See SSL Certificate Importing Instructions :: DigiCert Certificate Tool

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