Wednesday, 9 October 2013

SSL Certificates: CSR Decoder to Verify Settings

When it comes to creating a certificate request sometimes we can miss a character or typo something.

If the processing takes longer than expected and the certificate provider does not provide much more than a "Processing" status it may be a good idea to verify the settings in the CSR file.

The CSR Decoder site can do that:

We hit a snag with a CSR that was taking too long and sure enough there was a typo in the common name that caused it to hang up.

Philip Elder
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1 comment:

Chris Knight said...

Big security no-no!
The only place a CSR is uploaded to is to the site generating the certificate!
If you want to decode a CSR file use certutil:

certutil -dump file.csr