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How to

How to


Products: AS-B, Enterprise Central, Enterprise Server, AS-P, Virtual Project Servers
Functionalities: Security
Product version: 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 2022
12/14/2022

Generating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

You generate a CSR in order to apply for a server certificate. The procedure describes how to generate a CSR using OpenSSL.

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Use this workflow to purchase, convert and install server certificates.

Related information can be found in the sections after the flowchart.

 
action_zoom_plus_stroke Server certificate workflow

Server certificate workflow

Configure the DNS name for the BMS server

You must configure the DNS name for the BMS server to prevent the certificate from being locked down to a specific IP.

Install OpenSSL

Download and install OpenSSL.

OpenSSL is a software library for applications that secure communications over computer networks against eavesdropping or need to identify the party at the other end.

OpenSSL is used when you generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR). OpenSSL is also used when converting CRT or CER files to PEM files.

Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

Before you can order an SSL Certificate, you will need to generate a CSR if you want to generate your private key yourself.

The CSR contains information, for example, common name, organization, and country, that the Certificate Authority (CA) will use to create your certificate. It CSR also contains the public key that will be included in your certificate and is signed with the corresponding private key.

For more information, see Generating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) .

Purchase the CA certificate

Purchase SSL certificate through a certificate authority. Provide the created CSR to the certificate authority.

You then receive the certificate in CRT, CER or PEM format.

Convert CRT or CER files to PEM files

BMS only supports PEM format. You must convert all CRT or CER files to PEM.

For more information, see Converting CRT or CER files .

Add the Certificate

Add the certificate to the BMS server.

For more information, see Adding a Certificate .

Verify the Connection

Verify that the connection to WebStation is secure by accessing the BMS server via HTTPS.

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
  1. Open the Command prompt in Windows as an administrator.

  2. Change directory to OpenSSL by running command “cd c:\program files\OpenSSL-Win64\bin"

  3. Press Enter .

  4. Type "openssl req -new-newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -keyout EcoStruxure.key -out Ecostruxure.csr"

  5. Press Enter .

  6. Follow the prompts to fill out the information for the CSR.

  7. Supply CSR, other certificate contact information, and a means of validating the request to the third-party CA.

  • Certificates
  • Server Certificate Workflow
  • Generating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
  • Converting CRT or CER files