Generate a CSR in Plesk

This how-to will walk you through generating a certificate signing request (CSR) in Plesk. These instructions were generated and tested using Plesk Onyx 17.8 Web Pro edition.
  1. Navigate to the domain you would like to generate a certificate to protect, then click the SSL/TLS Certificates link. SSL/TLS Certificates
  2. Click the Add SSL/TLS Certificate button. Add SSL/TLS Certificate
  3. Fill out the following form fields:
    • Certificate name (a “friendly” name you can use to identify the certificate)
    • Bits drop-down menu (set key strength)
    • Country drop-down menu
    • State or province
    • Location (city)
    • Organization name (company)
    • Organization department or division name (optional)
    • Domain name
    • Email
    When you are finished entering information, click the Request button. Add SSL/TLS Certificate
  4. On the screen that appears, you will see a green alert that “The SSL/TLS certificate was added.” However, this only indicates that the CSR has been generated. To access the CSR, click the certificate name you entered in step 3. Click domain name
  5. On the page that opens, scroll down to the CSR field. You can copy and paste the CSR when ordering the certificate in your account. For instructions on submitting your CSR to, please read our guide to CSR submission. When you are ready to install your signed certificate, please check our how-to on certificate installation in Plesk. CSR
Next Steps For help installing your certificate, read here.
Thank you for choosing! If you have any questions, please contact us by email at, call 1-877-SSL-SECURE, or just click the chat link at the bottom right of this page. You can also find answers to many common support questions in our knowledgebase.

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