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IBM HTTP Server

Generating the CSR file using IKEYMAN.

Note: The file you are creating is stored in the directory where you start IKEYMAN.

Create new Key Database:

  • It is a file that server uses to store one or more key pairs and certificates. You can use just one database or create as much as is comfortable for you.
  • Open IKEMAN on a command (UNIX) or start Key Management in the IBM HTTP Server folder (Windows).
  • From main user interface select Key Database File and click New.
  • New dialog box will appear. Type the name for the database and click with OK.
  • In the next box enter the password, confirm it and finish with OK.


Create New Key Pair and CSR:

  • Open IKEMAN on a command (UNIX) or start Key Management in the IBM HTTP Server folder (Windows).
  • From main user interface select Key Database File and click Open.
  • Select your database in the Open box and click OK.
  • From the main user interface select Create and New Certificate Request.
  • New dialog box will appear. Enter information:

Key Label: comment to identify key and certificate in the database,
Keysize: minimum 2048-bit,
Common Name:Fully Qualified Domain Name e.g. www.YourDomain.com
Organization Name:
Organization Unit:
Locality: city/town
State/Province:
Zipcode/Postcode:
Country: country code, UK e.g.

The following characters should not be used when typing in your CSR input: < > ~ ! @ # $ % ^ / \ ( ) ? , &

  • Certificate request name or default name.
  • Click OK in both boxes.