Give the document a name. I normally call it”certReq” (Certificate Request) so I understand what it is. If it already exists it is going to overwrite any existing file.Click on the Open button to select the file (it will be generated if it does not already exist)
Click Finish to complete the certification request Procedure
Component 2 — Submitting and Making the SSL certificate
Select and copy the whole certificate (Ctrl + A or Cmd + A) and then Copy (Ctrl + C or Cmd + C) INCLUDING the —-BEGIN NEW CERTIFICATE REQUEST—- (and end) parts. Visit www.trustico.co.uk
Click on the Buy Affordable RapidSSL green button Choose the sort of SSL certificate you want to dictate (In this instance I’m ordered a normal Rapid buy SSL Certificate uk for #9.99. Click the green Order Today button.Screen Shot 2013-09-12 at 09.08.22 Pick the length of time you want the certificate to be valid for. Unless you would like to go through this procedure every 12 months (which makes really time-consuming when you have tens or hundreds to buy ), its best to opt for the longest time-frame you can afford.
In this circumstance, I’m choosing 48 weeks, that can be only #35.96 at the time of composing.
Issuance Insurance: its your choice whether to keep this or not, and depends upon what you need. I flip Issuance Insurance away, in this case it’ll save 48 off the bill. If you think you are going to move servers, keep this on unless you understand how to export certificates from one host to another (thats another tutorial in the future).
Click on Continue Enter all your contact information. Ensure you have access to the email address provided at this stage you wont get the certification. (I haven’t entered all my details in the screen-shot below )
Click Continue Click the Submit newly created certificate signing request (I do not know why they believe every word needs a capital letter, but anyway)
Paste on your certificate that you copied in Step 1
Click on Continue You are requested to verify the information. Click on Continue You have to confirm that the domain is owned by you by receiving an email in the domain name. If you do not have a mail server set up, the easiest way to do this is to simply set up a mail forwarder to your own email address (very easy and totally free if you registered your domain name with www.123-reg.co.uk )
Choose the email address to send the approver email to, and click on Continue
- Read the contributor agreement (has anybody ever read these?) Click Continue The confirmation details of what you’re ordering is shown. Scroll down and click Continue
- Pay for the certification. I use PayPal, making the certification issuing process quite quickly indeed. However you pay, it always says thanks for your credit card payment.
Thats the online (web) part done for now.
- Check your email (or the email address you choose at step 7 above if it doesnt ahead to your email address). You will get an email from email@example.com that asks you to visit a URL and Approve the certificate. Click on the link and click on I APPROVE
- Go get a cup of coffee tea or coke, check your email, play with Minecraft or whatever takes your fancy. It takes approximately ten minutes for your certification to be created and it’s then emailed to you.