What is CSR?

What is a CSR?

A Certificate Signing Request, or CSR, is a block of encrypted text which contains information that will be included in the SSL certificate itself. This includes data such as the organization name, domain name, locality and country. It also includes the public keys for the SSL certificate.

The CSR is generated by the server on which the SSL certificate will be installed, and is then used by the SSL certificate provider to create the SSL certificate itself.

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