Generate a Certificate Signing Request for IIS 4.0


Follow these instructions to generate a CSR for your Web site.

You must have Service Pack 4 or higher, or MS Internet Explorer 5 and higher

  1. Open the Key Manager. Go to the Key menu and select Create New Key.
  2. Select Put the request in a file that you will send to an authority. Enter a file and path in the text box that you will remember.
    Example: C:\NewKeyRq.txt.
    Click Next.
  3. Enter your key name as specified in the previous step. Enter and confirm a password.
    Warning: If you lose the password, you must purchase another certificate.
  4. When creating a CSR you must follow these conventions.
    Enter the Distinguished Name Field information.
    The following characters can not be accepted: < > ~ ! @ # $ % ^ * / \ ( ) ?&.
    This includes commas.

    Distinguished Name Field Explanation

    Common Name
    The fully qualified domain name for your web server. This must be an exact match.
    Example: If you intend to secure the URL https://www.ravand.com, then your CSR's common name must be www.ravand.com.

    Organization
    The exact legal name of your organization. Do not abbreviate your organization name.
    Example: Ravand Inc.

    Organization Unit
    Section of the organization
    Example: Marketing

    City or Locality
    The city where your organization is legally located.
    Example: Toronto

    State/Province
    The state or province where your organization is legally located. Can not be abbreviated.
    Example: Ontario

    Country
    The two-letter ISO abbreviation for your country.
    Example: CA = Canada

    Administrator Name
    Contact Name
    Example: John Smith

    Email Address
    Contact Email
    Example: [email protected]

    Phone Number
    Contact Phone
    Example: 444-444-1234

  5. After you close out of the key manager, click on Yes to Commit all Changes.

    Warning: If you do not click yes, your private key will not be saved and your certificate from Ravand will not install.
  6. Submit your CSR to Ravand.
    Note: Remember to back up your key pair file.
The Server Gated Cryptographic extension can be enabled or disabled from the registry.

Check the registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\ SCHANNEL

By default, there is no value or key for EnableSGC. You have to add it in order to support SGC, and you would set the value to 1 - that is, you would create a new key "EnableSGC" and set its value to 1. If the "EnableSGC" key already exists, just set EnableSGC=0.

See also the following Microsoft articles:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q234271
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q194889
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q239449
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q249863

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