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Generate a CSR (certificate signing request)

After you purchase an SSL certificate, and the credit is available in your account, you may need to generate a certificate signing request (CSR) for the website's domain name (or common name) before you can request the SSL certificate.

Note: If you're using an SSL certificate on the primary domain name of a GoDaddy shared hosting account, you do not need to generate a CSR; we take care of that for you.

How you generate a CSR depends on the type of certificate you're requesting and your operating system/control panel.

Type of Certificate Follow these instructions
SSL Certificate

You can generate a CSR on your server before you request an SSL certificate, or we can generate the CSR for you using the SSL Request Wizard. Click your server type for instructions:

For other server types, see "more info" below.

Code/driver signing

Our certificates are compatible with all types of web servers, even if we do not have CSR instructions for them. Please contact your server documentation for further information on generating a CSR if you do not find the instructions that you need above.

Next step

After you create a CSR, you will need to request your certificate. How you request a certificate is dependent on the type of certificate you have:

Type Next step
Standard, Deluxe or Extended Validation certificates Request my SSL certificate with a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
Code or Driver Signing certificates Request code or driver signing certificates

More info

Miscellaneous CSR instructions:

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