CSR – 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 Correctly spelled and no abbrivations
  • 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:


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


When you select ‘View the CSR’. You should see:


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

Alternative View:



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