MAC OS X YOSEMITE: CREATE CSR


MAC OS X YOSEMITE: INSTALL YOUR SSL CERTIFICATE
MAC OS X YOSEMITE SERVER (10.10): HOW TO GENERATE A CSR USING THE SERVER APP

Select Server

1. SELECT the Server App. This is located in Finder listed underneath Favorites. Select Applications and then double tap on SERVER.

2. Once in the Server App you will Choose a Mac. There are two ways to select the server that you want to use to create your CSR (Be sure to choose the server you want to use to install this SSL Certificate):

To make the CSR on this server:

i. Click THIS MAC- YourServerName and then press CONTINUE.

ii. Type in your ADMINISTRATOR NAME and ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD and then select ALLOW.

To make the CSR on another server:

i. Click OTHER MAC- YourServerName and then press CONTINUE.

ii. Type in your HOST NAME/IP ADDRESS, your ADMINISTRATOR NAME and ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD and then press ALLOW.

Choose a MAC

3. Locate the SERVER APP, and under the SERVER menu press CERTIFICATES.

Certificates menu

4. Within the CERTIFICATES page you will see a “+” button, click on that and choose “Get a Trusted Certificate.”

5. Once on the Get a Trusted Certificate window, select NEXT.

Get a trusted Cert

6. TYPE in the necessary information below:

HOST NAME: This is the name that you will use for the certificate. This is typically the fully qualified domain name that you plan to use (FQDN). For example, www.yourdomain.com or yourdomain.com.

CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: Type in the email address where you can be reached.

COMPANY OR ORGANIZATION: Type in the legally registered name of your organization or company.

DEPARTMENT: Type in the name of your department. For example, IT or Web Security are two departments that are typically part of an organization.

TOWN OR CITY: Type in the location of your organization by listing the town or city.

STATE OR PROVINCE: Type in the location or your organization by listing the state or providence.

COUNTRY: Click the country that your organization or company is located in by choosing from the menu.

CSR Form Example

7. To create your CSR, select NEXT.

8. Press SAVE to save the CSR. It is important to write down the filename and the location of the file for future reference.

CSR Example

9. Next, select FINISH.

10. Use TextEdit to open the fie. Next, copy the text making sure to include the BEGIN NEW CERTIFICATE REQUEST and END NEW CERTIFICATE REQUEST options, and paste it into the DigiCert order form.

Tip: When ordering your DigiCert SSL Certificate make sure you select MAC OS X SERVER when prompted to Select Server Software. This will ensure that you get all the required certificates for MAC OS X YOSEMITE SSL CERTIFICATE INSTALLATION (Intermediate and SSL Certificates).

Select Server Software

11. When you get your SSL Certificate from DigiCert, you will be able to install it.

MAC OS X YOSEMITE: INSTALL YOUR SSL CERTIFICATE
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