Create a Certificate Signing Request for Sybase Manage Anywhere Studio (Using IIS 5.0)

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:

Common Name – must match the URL you plan to secure exactly – is usually your fully-qualified domain name, e.g., devel.ssl247.ie or mail.devel.ssl247.ie). Remember the www. Is important – include it if you want to secure https://www.yoursite.com & exclude it if you want to secure https://yoursite.com
Organisation - The legal (officially registered) name of your organization/company include Inc., LLP., Pvt, Plc. Ltd. SARL., etc
Organisational unit - The name of your department within the organization (this is often "IT," "Web," or is just left blank).
City/locality - The city or town in which your organization is located.
State/province - The state in which your organization is located.
Country - click here for the official list of ISO country codes for this field.

Note: 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".

We recommend that you contact Sybase for additional information.

Generate a Private Key Pair

  1. Under Administrative Tools, open Internet Services Manager.
  2. Open the Properties window by right-clicking on the name of the Web site you wish to secure.
  3. Click the Directory Security tab.
  4. Click Server Certificate in the Secure communications section. If you have not used this option before theEdit button will not be active.
  5. Select Create a new certificate
  6. Select Prepare the request now, but send it later. Symantec only accepts CSRs through the enrollment process forms. We do not accept CSRs over email.
  7. Complete the information requested by the IIS Certificate Wizard to create a private key that is stored locally on your server and a public key (the Certificate Signing Request) that you will use during the enrollment process. You have successfully generated a CSR file. See Terms Defined if you have questions about any of the information requested.
  8. Click Finish to exit the IIS Certificate Wizard. A CSR file has been generated.
  9. Go to the enrollment form and paste the information into the form when prompted for the CSR.

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