How to Generate Certificate Signing Request (CSR) in Novel ConsoleOne


This document provides instructions for generating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for Novell ConsoleOne. If you are unable to use these instructions for your server, RapidSSL recommends that you contact a company that supports Novell ConsoleOne.

NOTE: To generate a CSR, you will need to create a key pair for your server. These two items are a digital certificate key pair and cannot be separated. If you lose your public/private key file or your password and generate a new one, your SSL Certificate will no longer match.

NOTE: All certificates that will expire after October 2013 must have a 2048 bit key size.

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for Novell ConsoleOne, please perform the following steps:

1.      Start ConsoleOne 

2.      Right-click the container object containing the server running your cryptography-enabled applications 

3.      Click New > Object 

4.      Click the Security tab > Certificates 

5.      From the list box in the New Objects dialog box, double-click NDSPKI:Key Material 

6.      This opens the "Create a Server Certificate" dialog box

NOTE: For specific information on the dialog box or any of the wizard pages, click Help

7.      In the dialog box, select the corresponding server name. 

8.      For Creation Type, select Custom > Next > External Certificate Authority > Next

9.      On RSA key size, select 2048 bits and allow private key to be exported > Next.

NOTE: Allow private key to be exported must be selected to export the certificate as a PKCS#12 file

10.    On certificate parameters, ensure .CN=CommonName.O=OrganizationName.L=City.S=State(fully spelled out).C=Country(two-country code)  

- Country Name (C): Use the two-letter code without punctuation for country, for example: US or CA.

- State or Province (S): Spell out the state completely; do not abbreviate the state or province name, for example: California.

- Locality or City (L): The Locality field is the city or town name, for example: Berkeley.

- Organization (O): If your company or department has an &, @, or any other symbol using the shift key in its name, you must spell out the symbol or omit it to enroll, for example: XY & Z Corporation would be XYZ Corportation or XY and Z Corportation.

- Organizational Unit (OU): This field is the name of the department or organization unit making the request.

- Common Name (CN): The Common Name is the Host + Domain Name. 

NOTE: RapidSSL certificates can only be used on Web servers using the Common Name specified during enrollment. For example, a certificate for the domain "" will receive a warning if accessing a site named "" or "", because "" and "" are different from "". 

11.    Select SHA1 for algorithm > Next > Finish.

12.    Select the File in Base64 format > Save.




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