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This article outlines how to generate a Certificate Signing Request. When you want to get a Certificate signed by a Certificate Authority, you need to send them a Certificate Signing Request with the information about your organization and the hostname you wish to generate the certificate for.

This article is for traditional certificates. If you're looking to use Let's Encrypt, the free and open CA, please see the Let's Encrypt article instead.

Generate Certificate Signing Request

Please login as a System Administrator and browse to Admin → System → Certificate and click Generate CSR.

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You will see the following screen:

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On this page you fill in your company details, select either Standard or Wildcard certificate as required. If you don't know what to select, please select a Standard Certificate. Click Generate when done.

The builtin CSR generator in LiquidFiles can only generate Certificates for the current hostname or current domain (wildard certificate). If you wish to generate a CSR for another hostname or using other custom parameters, please see the Custom CSR article instead.

When you have clicked Generate, you will see a screen similar to the following:

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You can send this CSR to your Certificate Authority and they will sign and send a Certificate back to you.

When you have received the Certificate back from the Certificate Authority, please continue to the Certificate Installation guide.