CSR Generation: Novell iChain

Generating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) using Novell I-Chain

There are 2 possible views for creating a CSR, the alternative view is at the bottom of this page.

Start the ichain Management http://youriChain:1959/appliance/config.html
Select the Home-Certificate Maintenance panel.
Select Create to create the CSR

Enter the following fields:

Certificate name - Any alphanumeric name as long as it is unique
Subject name - The DNS name of the site that is to be secured
Signature algorithm - can be SHA or MD5
RSA Key size - use 2048 bits
Select 'Use external certificate authority'
Organization - The company that owns the web site
Note: Entering spaces may cause problems
City, State or Province code, two character country code

Select OK.

The Certificate Maintenance panel will now look like this:

Novell I-Chain CSE Installation

Select Apply to generate the CSR. When it is ready the Status will indicate "CSR in Progress".

Novell I-Chain CSE Installation

When you select 'View the CSR'. You should see:

Novell I-Chain CSE Installation

This is your certificate request that you will need during application.

Alternative View

Alternative View - Click to view Full Size

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