How to Generate a CSR for Plesk

Overview

The following lesson will guide you through the CSR generation process on Plesk.

What is CSR?

A Certificate Signing Request (CSR code) is a block of encoded text that contains the information about the organization that applies for an SSL certificate, and the domain that needs to be secured. A CSR is what you give to the Certificate Authority to generate your SSL certificate. It is an essential part of obtaining an SSL certificate.

Generate a CSR for Plesk

  1. Log in to Plesk.
  2. In the Website and Domain page, click on SSL/TLS Certificate under the Security section.
  3. Under Download or remove existing certificates, click on Manage.
  4. Click Add SSL/TLS certificate.
  5. Enter a friendly name, use 2048 Bits, fill out the request form and click on Request.
  6. Click on the specified name (as entered in the previous step) under the Items list.
  7. Click into the CSR text box that’s presented, and copy all of the text (including BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST and END CERTIFICATE REQUEST) and save it for SSL generation.
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Updated on October 20, 2021

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