Lotus – Lotus Domino 5.0 – 8.0


To generate a CSR, you will need to create a key pair for your server. These two items are a digital certificate key pair and cannot be separated. If you lose your public/private key file or your password and generate a new one, your SSL Certificate will no longer match and a replacement has to be made.

GeoTrust recommends that you contact the Domino vendor for additional information.

Step 1: Generate a Private Key and Certificate Signing Request

NOTE: A key length of 1024 bit is the default, but Geotrust recommends the use of a 2048 bit key.

If the request is intended for an Extended Validation certificate or a certificate with a validity period beyond December 31, 2013, the 2048 bit key length will need to be selected.

  1. Launch the Domino Administration client.
  2. Select File-Open Server and select the Domino server you wish to administer
  3. Click the File tab
  4. Double click on Server Certificate Administration database (certsrv.nsf)
  5. From the administration panel, click System Databases and choose Open Domino Server Certificate Administration (CERTSRV.NSF) on the local machine.
  6. Click Create Key Ring.
  7. Enter a name for the key ring file in the “Key Ring File Name” field.
  8. Enter a password for the server key ring file in the “Key Ring Password” field. NOTE: Password is an alphanumeric set of characters that protects the key ring from unauthorized use. The password is case sensitive. You should specify at least 12 alphanumeric characters for the password.
  9. Specify the components of your server’s distinguished name.
  10. Click Create Key Ring.
  11. After you read the information about the key ring file and distinguished server name, click OK.
  12. Click Create Certificate Request.
  13. If you want to log information about this request in the Server Certificate Administration application, select Yes in the “Log Certificate Request” field. Otherwise, select No.
  14. Click Create Certificate Request.
  15. Enter the password of the key ring file that you specified in step 4.  You have just created a key pair and a CSR.
  16. To copy and paste the information into the enrollment form, open the file in a text editor that does not add extra characters (Notepad or Vi are recommended).
  17. Copy and paste the CSR into the enrollment pages on the Webway website.
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