How to manually create a certificate request (CSR)

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How to manually create a certificate request (CSR)Last Modified: Mar 18, 2013, 11:22 pm
If you want to bypass all automated means for more control, you can create a key and certificate request using the following commands:

/usr/bin/openssl genrsa 2048 > private.key
/usr/bin/openssl req -new -key private.key

where you can replace 2048 with 4096 if you want a stronger key.
The genrsa will ask you all information for the certificate.

Once created, you give the certificate request to a certificate authority.
They'll give you a new certificate, which you'd use with your private.key.
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