CSR-Lotus Domino 5.0x

To generate a CSR, you will need to create a key pair for your server. These two items are a digital certificate key pair and cannot be separated. If you lose your public/private key file or your password and generate a new one, your SSL Certificate will no longer match. You will have to request a new SSL Certificate and may be charged.

The CSR needs to contain the following attributes:

- Country Name (C): Use the two-letter code without punctuation for country, for example: US or CA.
- State or Province (S): Spell out the state completely; do not abbreviate the state or province name, for example: California.
- Locality or City (L): The Locality field is the city or town name, for example: Berkeley.
- Organization (O): If your company or department has an &, @, or any other symbol using the shift key in its name, you must spell out the symbol or omit it to enroll, for example: XY & Z Corporation would be XYZ Corportation or XY and Z Corportation.
- Organizational Unit (OU): This field is the name of the department or organization unit making the request.
- Common Name (CN): The Common Name is the Host + Domain Name. It looks like “www.company.com” or “company.com”.

Note: VeriSign certificates can only be used on Web servers using the Common Name specified during enrollment. For example, a certificate for the domain “domain.com” will receive a warning if accessing a site named “www.domain.com” or “secure.domain.com”, because “www.domain.com” and “secure.domain.com” are different from “domain.com”.

VeriSign recommends that you contact the Domino vendor for additional information.
Step 1: Generate a Private Key and Certificate Signing Request

1. Launch the Domino Administration client.
2. Select File-Open Server and select the Domino server you wish to administer
3. Click the file tab
4. Double click on Server Certificate Administration database (certsrv.nsf)
5. From the administration panel, click System Databases and choose Open Domino Server Certificate Administration (CERTSRV.NSF) on the local machine.
6. Click Create Key Ring.
7. Enter a name for the key ring file in the “Key Ring File Name” field.
8. Enter a password for the server key ring file in the “Key Ring Password” field. Note Password is an alphanumeric set of characters that protects the key ring from unauthorized use. The password is case sensitive. You should specify at least 12 alphanumeric characters for the password.
9. Specify the components of your server’s distinguished name.
10. Click Create Key Ring.
11. After you read the information about the key ring file and distinguished server name, click OK.
12. Click Create Certificate Request.
13. If you want to log information about this request in the Server Certificate Administration application, select Yes in the “Log Certificate Request” field. Otherwise, select No.
14. Click Create Certificate Request.
15. Enter the password of the key ring file that you specified in step 4.
16. You have just created a key pair and a CSR.
17. To copy and paste the information into the enrollment form, open the file in a text editor that does not add extra characters (Notepad or Vi are recommended).
18. Go to Enrollment.

Note: For Extended Validation certificates the key bit length must be 2048.

Contact Information

During the verification process, VeriSign may need to contact your organization. Be sure to provide an email address, phone number, and fax number that will be checked and responded to quickly. These fields are not part of the certificate.