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For cPanel & WHM version 58

(Home >> Security >> SSL/TLS Manager >> Generate, view, or delete SSL certificate signing requests.)


This document describes functionality from cPanel's deprecated x3 theme. We strongly recommend that you use cPanel's current theme (Paper Lantern) instead.

  • We removed the deprecated x3 theme from new installations in cPanel & WHM version 60.
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  • cPanel's Paper Lantern theme does not include certain x3 theme-specific features.
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    • If you need a feature that the Paper Lantern theme does not include, submit a feature request.


This feature allows you to generate, view, or delete a certificate signing request (CSR). You can also view and edit current descriptions and encoded private keys and decoded private keys.

Generate a new CSR


You must have or generate a key before you generate a signing request.

To generate a CSR, perform the following steps:

  1. Under the Generate a New Certificate Signing Request (CSR) heading, select the key from the Key menu.
    • When you select a key, the View & Edit option appears. Click the link to view and edit the information for your private key.
    • If the desired key does not appear in the menu, use the Generate a new 2,048 bit key option to generate new key. You can also add a new private key to the Private Keys section of the SSL/TLS Manager interface (Home >> Security >> SSL/TLS Manager >> Private Keys (KEY)). For more information, read our Private Keys documentation.
  2. Enter the required information in the text boxes below the Key menu.
  3. Click Generate.


 Your hosting provider may require additional information.

Remove a CSR

To delete a CSR, perform the following steps: 

  1. Under the Certificate Signing Requests on Server heading, click the Delete link in the Actions column next to the host. A new interface will appear.
  2. Click Delete CSR to confirm. A message of success or failure will appear.
    • If you do not wish to delete the CSR, click Cancel.

Edit and view details about a CSR

To edit a description or view a CSR, perform the following steps: 

  1. Under the Certificate Signing Requests on Server heading, click Edit & View in the Actions column next to the host. A new interface will appear that displays the description, the encoded CSR, and the decoded CSR.
  2. Enter any desired changes in the Description text box.
  3. Click Update Name. A message of success or failure will appear next to the Description text box.