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How can I read the details included in my CSR? Print


Question:

When submitting a request for a third party web server certificate (such as Comodo), how can I confirm the information in my Certificate Signing Request (CSR)?

Resolution:

You can decode the content of your CSR by the running the following openssl command:
openssl req -in myreq.csr -noout -text
You can also check the signature on your CSR by the following openssl command:
openssl req -in myreq.pem -noout -text -verify

Additional Information:

The openssl executable can be found in one of the following locations:
Linux: /usr/bin/openssl (usually part of the system executable path)
Windows: C:\Program Files\Signiant\Mobilize\3rdparty\jboss\bin
The Windows paths above assume an installation in the default directory.  Adjust your path accordingly if you have installed in another location.