Digital Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

Oracle Weblogic

Generating a new CSR

Start the Certificate Request Generator by visiting: https://yourhostname:port/certificate

Port in the URL above should be 443 by default.

The server will now ask for your company information for the CSR. Please follow the following guidelines as you create your CSR:

Certificate Information Guidelines

Location - Enter the location where your business operates, not where your server is located. If you are an international customer in a country without a State/Province or City/Locality, leave those fields blank.

  • Country Name - Enter the two letter International Organization for Standardization (ISO) abbreviation of the country where your organization is legally located.
  • State/Province - Spell out the entire name of your state or province. For example, if your business operates in Texas, enter "Texas" and not "TX".
  • City/Locality - Spell out the entire name of your city or locality.

Organization - Enter the full, unabbreviated legal name of your business. Include any applicable suffix, such as "Inc" or "LLC". If your company name is registered in an abbreviated form, then you may use that abbreviation if you want.

Organizational Unit - This field will not be included in your certificate, so you can leave it blank.

Common Name - Enter the web address of your site. It must be a fully qualified domain name. Both and are acceptable. Do not include http:// or https://. When ordering a wildcard Server Certificate, you will use *

Email Address - Enter the address of the person responsible for digital certificates in your organization. This field is optional.

Important information to consider

If you didn't specify a password for the private key, your RSA private key will remain in an unencrypted form on your server. However, if you did specify a password, your private key will be encrypted. This means you will need to select the "Use Encrypted Keys" on the SSL tab in the Server window of the Administration Console. Without this option selected, your server cannot utilize your private key.

Protect your new private key for a digital certificate

  1. Never give this file to anyone outside your company. Also restrict the access to it to the smallest possible group of employees.
  2. When you get your certificate, you must install this private key in a secure folder that has limited access to a root user and is protected with read-only permission.
  3. Backup your private key. There is no way to recover it if it is lost. Protect that backup with additional security such as an encrypted or password-protected backup. Your private key is integral to the digital certificate process.
  4. If you suspect that your private key is compromised, alert VikingCloud™ immediately. VikingCloud will revoke your certificate so that you can generate a new private key and CSR. You can then submit the new CSR for VikingCloud to reissue your certificate.

The web interface will create three files for you. The first is yourdomain-key.der, which is your private key. Next is the yourdomain-request.dem, which is your CSR in DER format. Finally, there is the yourdomain-request.pem, which is your CSR in ASCII format.

Submit the CSR to VikingCloud

Now navigate to the location of your saved CSR and open it with a suitable text editor such as Notepad, TextEdit, or vi. Copy the entire text - including the top and bottom dashed lines. You can paste this text directly into the VikingCloud Control Center - Submit your CSR to proceed to validation.