HSphere Web Server

Generating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) using Hsphere

Please note, as of January 2011, all CSR’s must be generated with a key length of 2048
      1. Click SSL on your control panel home page.
      2. Enable SSL for the domain in the list.
      3. Click the link at the top of the form that appears.
      4. On the page that appears, confirm your details by clicking the “Submit” button.
      5. This data will be used to generate the certificate. Don’t make changes to the data if you are not sure about the purpose of these changes.
      6. Follow the instructions that appear at the top of the next page.


      • SSL Certificate Signing request. It includes the details that you submitted on the previous step. Use this request to get an SSL certificate from Network Solutions.
      • SSL Server Private Key. This is the secret key to decrypt messages from your visitors. It must be stored in a secure place where it is inaccessible to others. Don’t lose this key, you will need it if you get a permanent certificate.
      • Temporary SSL Certificate. It validates your identity and confirms the public key to assure the visitors that they are communicating with your server, not any other party.
      • Copy the signing request and private key for later use.