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How to generate a CSR for an SSL certificate in Linux-NGINX

Published: at 09:18 AM

Today I had to install a new SSL certiciate on a Linux web server running NGINX. Below are the steps needed-

(As root) cd /etc/ssl/private

openssl genrsa -out myprivatekey.key 2048  
openssl req -new -key myprivatekey.key -out CSR.txt

From there you can copy the txt file to another directory and use Winscp to transfer it to your local device. The method I used is cat CSR.txt and I copied the CSR request details directly within the terminal.