Create a Certificate Signing Request for Netscape iPlanet 4.0+

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.

We recommend that you contact the iPlanet vendor for additional information.

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
    1. Enter your email address as the CA Email address.
    2. Enter a key pair file password to protect your keys. This can be the same password as the key database.
    3. Fill out all of the CSR information, and click OK.

This step will prompt for the following X.509 attributes of the certificate:

Common Name – Must match the URL you plan to secure exactly – is usually your fully-qualified domain name, e.g., or Remember the www. Is important – include it if you want to secure & exclude it if you want to secure
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.

Certificates can only be used on Web servers using the Common Name specified during enrollment. For example, a certificate for the domain "" will receive a warning if accessing a site named "" or "", because "" and "" are different from "".

  1. The server will generate the CSR and display it on the page. 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).
  2. Click Apply to commit the changes. You have just created a key pair and a CSR.
  3. Go to Enrollment.