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Customer Support > Generate CSR > Tomcat

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR), perform the following steps:

1. Create a certificate keystore and private key with the following command:

$JAVA_HOME\bin>keytool -genkey -alias your_alaias_name -keyalg RSA -keystore your_keystore_filename

Note: Replace $JAVA_HOME with the directory of your Java Install - If you are a on Windows Server, change directory to \Program Files\Java\javaversionhere\bin


2. Specify the password - must be at least 6 characters long, and MUST be remembered.

3. You must input the following:

What is your first and last name? *This is the Common Name Field - The Fully Qualified Domain Name MUST be entered here*
What is the name of your organizational unit?
[Global Sign]: Global Sign
What is the name of your organization?
[Global Sign]: Global Sign
What is the name of your City or Locality?
[London]: London
What is the name of your State or Province?
[London]: London
What is the two-letter country code for this unit?
[GB]: GB
Is, OU=Global Sign, O=Global Sign, L=London, ST=London, C=
GB correct?
[no]: yes

Enter key password for <your_alias_name>
(RETURN if same as keystore password):


4. Create the Certificate Signing Request file with the following command:

$JAVA_HOME\bin>keytool -certreq -keyalg RSA -alias your_alias_name -file certreq.csr -keystore your_keystore_filename

Enter keystore password: your_password_here


5. The certreq.txt file will now be generated - this file can be entered into the website. Insure to include:




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