How do I generate a CSR Code.

Hi there, Please let my know how to create the CSR Code my domain that registered in namecheap and the ssl too.

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 x64 they asking Select web server and CSR Code.

Please help me to point my name to my ssl that hosted in Digital Ocean.

Note i already ( read this but i don’t know how to use it.

Thanks in advance!

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Allright so since you bought a Ubuntu droplet I believe you know how to manage a linux system. If you don’t, please check out how to manage it first using WinSCP and Putty.

You can create a CSR code for an SSL certificate using putty. If you login to your droplet you can use the command in the other question to create a CSR in your current directory. So first of all go to a directory where you want to create the CSR. Use the following command for example:

cd /etc/ssl

If you want to create a new directory for your CSR you can use this for example:

mkdir /etc/ssl/websitessl

If you create a new directory, cd into it afterwards. Now you can create a CSR in there:

openssl req -new -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -keyout domainname.key -out domainname.csr
```means you create a 2048bits csr. I recommend for more security to use ```rsa:4069```
You also need to change ```domainname.key```and ```domainname.csr``` into your own domain name so you can verify the CSR file. After you filled in all the legit information , you can open the new file using a client for example WinSCP, copy it, and use it for your SSL.

I hope this will help you, if not you can come back here and I'll be happy to help you.

Trying to create CSR from Ocean digital console File After I enter all the attributes including challenge password just goes back to openssl

how do I generate a CSR code?