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Generating an SSL CSR and key

To generate an SSL certificate signing request (CSR) with key you can do this:

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

This syntax does not force you to supply a password, which is convenient.

If you generate a CSR for startcom, you don’t have to fill in any fields; only the public key from the CSR is used. For other vendors, the common name is important; the domain name must be entered there.

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