Using the 123-reg CSR generation tool

This answer explains how you can generate a CSR to order an SSL with 123-reg.

When ordering an SSL certificate you will need to provide a Certificate Signing Request or CSR as part of the process, to create a CSR using the 123-reg generation tool follow the steps below.

1

Open up the following link in your web browser:
https://www.123-reg.co.uk/secure/cpanel/ssl/generate-csr

2

In the Domain field enter the fully qualified domain name that you wish to secure.

Example: www.yourdomain.co.uk or mail.yourdomain.co.uk are fully qualified domain names.

3

In the Organisation field enter the name of your business/organisation and include suffixes such as Ltd or Inc

4

In the Locality field enter the name of the Town or City of your address.

5

In the State or province field enter the County, State, Region or Province of your address, do not use abbreviations.

6

Select your Country from the drop down list.

7

You can enter a specified password for the private key or leave the fields blank and one will be generated for you.

8

Then press the Generate CSR button to start the download of a zip file which when extracted contains a bundle of four files.

  • private-key.password
  • private-key.key
  • yourdomain.co.uk_csr.pem
  • README

Please Note: For your security, there is no record of either of these files are stored by 123-reg. It is your responsibility to back up these files.

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To get your CSR open the yourdomain.co.uk_csr.pem file and it should look like this:

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- MIIBnTCCAQYCAQAwXTELMAkGA1UEBhMCU0cxETAPBgNVBAoTCE0yQ3J5cHRvMRIw EAYDVQQDEwlsb2NhbGhvc3QxJzAlBgkqhkiG9w0BCQEWGGFkbWluQHNlcnZlci5l eGFtcGxlLmRvbTCBnzANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAAOBjQAwgYkCgYEAr1nYY1Qrll1r uB/FqlCRrr5nvupdIN+3wF7q915tvEQoc74bnu6b8IbbGRMhzdzmvQ4SzFfVEAuM MuTHeybPq5th7YDrTNizKKxOBnqE2KYuX9X22A1Kh49soJJFg6kPb9MUgiZBiMlv tb7K3CHfgw5WagWnLl8Lb+ccvKZZl+8CAwEAAaAAMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBBAUAA4GB AHpoRp5YS55CZpy+wdigQEwjL/wSluvo+WjtpvP0YoBMJu4VMKeZi405R7o8oEwi PdlrrliKNknFmHKIaCKTLRcU59ScA6ADEIWUzqmUzP5Cs6jrSRo3NKfg1bd09D1K 9rsQkRc9Urv9mRBIsredGnYECNeRaK5R1yzpOowninXC
-----END CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----

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Copy and Paste the CSR into the relevant text area when ordering an SSL.