We have purchased an SSL certificate and need to provide the CSR. From reading earlier postings, I believe I have the correct command for doing that. However, I am confused as to what to use for the Common Name. It says “server FQDN or YOUR name”. I don’t know what they mean by YOUR name (if someone cares to explain, i’ll be happy to read it), so I’ll focus on the FQDN.
I am running Ubuntu 14.04. For this question, I will use mydomain.com as our domain name.
When I run hostname, I get “mydomain” as the response. the /etc/hostname file looks like:
These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.
Click below to sign up and get $100 of credit to try our products over 60 days!