How to generate a Certificate Signing Request for Plesk 10 correctly

To generate a CSR with Plesk10, please follow these steps:

1. Log in to your Parallels Plesk Panel.

2. On the Home page, click on the Websites & Domains tab.

3. Then, click on SSL certificates

4. Click Manage next to the domain for which you want to create a SSL certificate

5. Click Add SSL certificate and enter a name (for your records only)

6. Make sure all the provided information is similar to the one used for the CSR and then click Request

Common Name – Must match the URL you plan to secure exactly – is usually your fully-qualified domain name, e.g., or Remember the www. Is important – include it if you want to secure & exclude it if you want to secure
Organisation - The legal (officially registered) name of your organization/company include Inc., LLP., Pvt, Plc. Ltd. SARL., etc
Organisational unit - The name of your department within the organization (this is often "IT," "Web," or is just left blank).
City/locality - The city or town in which your organization is located.
State/province - The state in which your organization is located.
Country - Click here for the official list of ISO country codes for this field.

7. Click the name of the certificate, locate the CSR section

8. Copy/paste the entire CSR and Private Key (including the BEGIN and END tags) into a text file. It will be required when you will order your certificate.