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The first step on the way to obtaining your SSL certificate is to generate a CSR, Certificate Signing Request, via cPanel under SSL Manager. You will need the following to generate a CSR:
Host: (by default your website will be selected here)
Country/State/City - Enter the locality information based on where your business operates, not where your server is located. Spell out all state and city information. For example, if your business operates in Texas, use "Texas" for the state, rather than "TX". If you are an international customer in a country without states or provinces, please use your country name in the state field.
Organization - Please use your full, unabbreviated legal business name including any applicable suffix, such as "Inc" or "LLC". If your company name is registered in an abbreviated form, then you may use abbreviations if you would like to do so.Immediately following, details will be emailed to you.
Your CSR will look something like this:
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----
MIIBrTCCARYCAQAwbTELMAkGA1UEBhMCVVMxDTALBgNVBAgTBFRFWFQxDTALBgNV BAcTBFRFU1QxDTALBgNVBAoTBFRFU1QxDTALBgNVBAsTBFRFU1QxDTALBgNVBAMT BFRFU1QxEzARBgkqhkiG9w0BCQEWBFRFU1QwgZ8wDQYJKoZIhvcNAQEBBQADgY0A MIGJAoGBALx4sBmnqaIPzqD71rE+kRLi5AYZ5vewmSKQ9pR1PkCvPF+V2yZydLm6 fTzd+x9BoovT4gWUgJaL7yAENpYogHBc7u7eLOH3Tiwmf1idaAYhGnT6pM3FsY8U 6avFxBNXP2atVpGiASesdYqLV3sF2Ubo4dCcm6s2Gsl3KUKE0CSpAgMBAAGgADAN BgkqhkiG9w0BAQUFAAOBgQAOI9Le/obIDSBDijuKUgLb7MyhmwKBxIAqmdyIge/R DaaTxWrnRP9IPGjvj12j5zlNUuW3gZI/+P438A6dirTvKvGEyZr0/QNnHkzxUn0P WT7+Oikv3eakZhHHC55Ym3dQcLVqfichU6SUPpi+0lL4MPnE3jGXlrmShZsqEljh Gg==
-----END CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----