What is CSR?

The CSR or the Certificate Signing Request is a special code (encrypted text) that contains all the required information for issuing the Certificate: the domain name, additional domain names for SAN/multi-domain SSL Certificate, full name, organization, organization unit, e-mail, city, state and country of the person or company who purchased the SSL Certificate.  

Generating a CSR is a requirement for the activation of an SSL Certificate order. The CSR is sent to the Certificate Authority during the SSL Certificate activation process. 

There are two ways to generate a CSR:

1) It can be generated automatically by CyberSSL during the SSL activation process, or

2) It can be generated manually on your server.

  The CSR code begins with -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST--- and ends with -----END CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----