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Old 12-31-2002, 03:28 PM   #1
chr15t0
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Problem generating CSR


I wasn't sure where to put this query, but I'll stick with this forum for now.

I'm trying to generate a CSR for a-domain-name.co.uk I'm using the following commands:

# openssl genrsa -des3 -out a-domain-name.key 1024
# openssl rsa -noout -text -in a-domain-name.key
# openssl rsa -in a-domain-name.key -out server.key.unsecure
# openssl req -new -key a-domain-name.key -out server.csr

I'm using Geotrust as my chosen CA, and following the instructions on https://products.geotrust.com/ssl/e...t/OrderInfo.do, I paste my CSR into the box provided and select the Apache +ModSSl option. However, I notice that my CSR looks like:

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----
...10 lines of garbage :) ...
-----END CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----

and the sample one looks like:

-----BEGIN NEW CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----
... 19 lines of garbage :/ ...
-----END NEW CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----

so you can see that the header and footer are slightly different and the CSRs are different lenghts..
Then when I submit the form, I get the error:

# Please enter a valid CSR


Am I doing something really dumb when create the CSR, or can anyone suggest something else I can try ?

many thanks
christo
 
  


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