What Is a "Fully Qualified Domain Name"?

A  Fully Qualified Domain Name (or FQDN) is a complete and unambiguous domain name that specifies an exact location for an object in a Domain Name System (DNS) hierarchy. It specifies all domain levels, including the top-level domain and the root zone. Most domain names as used in the internet’s Uniform Resource Locators (or URL) are only partially qualified … Continued

What Do I Do If I’ve Lost My Private Key?

“I’ve lost my private key!” The private key for your SSL.com certificate is important, sure – but losing it is far from the end of the world. So relax. You’re going to be fine – since SSL.com can reissue any certificate you’ve purchased from us, at any time during the purchased term of that certificate, as a … Continued

Manually Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) Using OpenSSL

This article will show you how to manually generate a Certificate Signing Request (or CSR) in the Apache web hosting environment using OpenSSL. What is OpenSSL? OpenSSL is an open-source implementation of SSL/TLS used on approximately two-thirds of servers on the internet. Although many other methods exist to perform these steps on an Apache server, … Continued

Your SSL.com Account – Submitting a CSR

  Creating any SSL certificate requires a unique Certificate Signing Request (CSR). This article will show you how to submit a CSR and provide the other information needed to create your certificate.

Generate a CSR in IIS 5 Or 6

This article will show you how to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) in Microsoft’s Internet Information Server (IIS) 6. (The same steps will work if you are using IIS 5.) Note that you may need to create a new website before generating your CSR.