Generate a CSR: Plesk

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR), please do the following:

Step 1 of 9

Start by accessing your Web Hosting dashboard.

Step 2 of 9

From there, click Plesk Admin.

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This will take you to the Plesk Admin page. Simply click SSL/TLS Certificates to continue.

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Next, click Add SSL/TLS Certificate.

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This will open the SSL Certificate setup page, in which you’ll need to complete the following fields:

  • Certificate Name – enter a suitable name for your SSL certificate
  • Bit Size – choose a value of 2048 or higher
  • Country
  • State or Province
  • City
  • Organisation Name
  • Domain Name
  • Email

Please note: if you’re using a Wildcard SSL certificate, you’ll need to enter an asterisk as the subdomain (i.e. *

Step 6 of 9

Once you’ve entered these details, click Request.

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Your SSL certificate will now be created. From here, click the certificate name within the table.

Step 8 of 9

Scroll down the page until you find the CSR and Private key boxes. Highlight and copy all the text within these boxes, including:




Step 9 of 9

Paste your generated CSR and Private Key into Notepad and save your file.