Create a Certificate Signing Request for Qmail

In order to have your CSR generated in Qmail, please follow these steps:

Suggestion: Save yourself some time by using our new OpenSSL CSR Wizard. Just fill in the details, click Generate, and paste your customized openssl command into your terminal.

If you prefer to build the shell commands yourself, feel free to follow our old instructions below:

1. Connect to your server

2. At the prompt, type:

"openssl req -new -nodes -keyout your_domain_name.key -out your_domain_name.csr"

This command creates two files: the Private-Key file for the decryption of your SSL Certificate, and a certificate signing request (CSR) file that you will use later to order your certificate.

Common Name – Must match the URL you plan to secure exactly – is usually your fully-qualified domain name, e.g., devel.ssl247.co.uk or mail.devel.ssl247.co.uk). 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.

Your CSR and Key files will be saved to the current directory. Make sure to keep your Private Key file because you will need it when you install the certificate.

3. Use a text editor to open the CSR. Copy and paste the entire block of text (including the BEGIN and END tags) into 'CSR' field of the SSL247 Certificate order form.