Create a CSR for FileCloud

When using SSL on Linux, you must create a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) to receive an SSL certificate.

  • A CSR is a data file that contains the Public Key and your domain details.
  • You will submit the CSR to your SSL provider.  
  • Your provider will verify and then issue a SSL certificate in a .cer file.  

To create an CSR for you FileCloud Server: 

1. To generate a request, use the following command: (The key for the SSL certificate is stored in the server.key file.)

openssl req -new -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -keyout server.key -out server.csr

2. You will be prompted to enter the following information:

Country NameUS2letter code
State or Province NameTEXAS
full name - no abbreviations
Locality NameHouston
full city name
Organization NameInternet Widgits Pty Ltd
company name
Organizational Unit NameAccounts Payable
section name
server FQDN or YOUR name

Be sure to enter the actual server's fully qualified name 

If it is a wildcard certificate for all sub domains (for example for using multi tenancy), then be sure to enter *


Please enter the following extra attributes to be sent with your certificate request:

A challenge password

An optional company name