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Generating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) using SonicWALL SSL Offloader

Step 1: Install OpenSSL

In order to be able to generate a CSR, you will need to have OpenSSL installed on your computer.

Step 2: Create your Certificate Signing Request

To generate a key pair consisting of Private Key and Certificate Signing Request (CSR) use the following command:

openssl req -new -des3 -keyout key.pem -out req.pem

You will now be asked to enter the following data for your CSR:

You will now have created two files, the Private Key file named key.pem and Certificate Signing Request (CSR) file named req.pem

When asked to "Copy & Paste" your CSR into the CSR field during the order process, open the req.pem file with a text editor and copy and paste the content into the CSR field on the order form.

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