To generate a CSR, you first 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 and a replacement has to be made.
Geotrust recommends that you contact Sybase for additional information.
Generate a Private Key Pair
NOTE: A key length of 1024 bit is the default, but Geotrust recommends the use of a 2048 bit key.
If the request is intended for an Extended Validation certificate or a certificate with a validity period beyond December 31, 2013, the 2048 bit key length will need to be selected.
- Run the Security Manager application.
- Select the Private Keys folder.
- Select File > Key/Cert Wizard.
- Supply the required information. Use Back and Next to review or change any information.
- Click Finish to exit the wizard. Security Manager generates the key pair and saves the certificate request to a file that you specify.
- Go to the enrollment form and paste the information into the form when prompted for the CSR.
The new private key appears on the right side of the window when you highlight the Private Keys folder. Once the certificate is received and installed, the private key is removed from the private key list.