CSR-Sun Java System Web Server 6.x

To generate a CSR, you first 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 your private key. 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 Sun for additional information on Java System Web Server 6.x.

Generate a Key Pair and CSR

Step 1: Create a Key Database

1. Select the server instance to manage and click Manage.

2. Click Security.

3. Click Create Database.

4. Enter and confirm a password to protect this database.

Step 2: Generate a CSR

1. Click Request a Certificate.

2. Enter your own email address as the CA Email address. Although your Sun server supports the use of email for sending certificate requests, VeriSign requires you to paste the certificate request into the enrollment form.

3. Enter a key pair file password to protect your keys. This can be the same password as the key database.

4. Fill out all of the CSR information, and click OK.

The server will generate the CSR and display it on the page.

5. 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).

6. Click Apply to commit the changes. You have just created a key pair and a CSR.

Paste the information into the enrollment form when prompted for the CSR.