How To Generate a CSR for Cerberus FTP Server?

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Create CSR on Cerberus FTP Server

CSR is an encoded block of text sent to a trusted CA so that they can verify the company’s or website’s identity. When it comes to creating a CSR for Cerberus FTP Server, you can use any one of the options mentioned below:

To generate the CSR manually, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Log into your Cerberus FTP Server console.
  2. On the Summary tab, from the Tools list, select Generate CSR.
  3. In the Generate a Certificate Signing Request window, enter the following details:
    1. Common Name: Type the fully qualified domain name (FQDN).
    2. Organization Name: Type your company’s legally registered name.
    3. Organization Unit: Type in the name of your department for it to be included on the SSL Certificate.
    4. Street: Type the street name.
    5. Locality (City): Type the city name.
    6. State/Province: Type the state or province name where the company is legally located.
    7. Country: From the list, select the country where your company is legally located.
    8. Contact Email: Type your email address.
    9. Under the Private Key section, from the Key Type list, select RSA.
    10. From the Key Length list, select 2048.
    11. Click Generate.
  4. The Browse For Folder window will appear.
  5. Select the location where you want to save the CSR.
  6. Click OK.
  7. The CSR and Private Key created window will appear.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Open the CSR with a text editor (Notepad) and copy and paste all its content (including the —–BEGIN NEW CERTIFICATE REQUEST—– and —–END NEW CERTIFICATE REQUEST—– tags) into the SSL Certificate order form.


  • Select Apache when asked to Select Server Software.
  • Ensure accuracy when creating a CSR manually. After creating the file, review it for errors before sending it to a CA.
  • The time to receive your certificate may vary based on your requested validation type.

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