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Generate a CSR for Novell I-Chain

Note:There are 2 possible views for creating a CSR. The alternative view is at the bottom of this page.
  1. Start the ichain Management.
  2. Select the Home-Certificate Maintenance panel.
  3. Select Create to create the CSR.
  4. Enter the following fields:
    • Certificate name – Any alphanumeric name as long as it is unique
    • Subject name – The DNS name of the site that is to be secured
    • Signature algorithm – can be SHA or MD5
    • RSA Key size – use 1024 bits
    • Select Use external certificate authority
    • Organization – The company that owns the web site. Note: Entering spaces may cause problems.
    • City, State or Province code, two character country code
  5. Select OK.
  6. The Certificate Maintenance panel will now look like this:


  7. Select Apply to generate the CSR. When it is ready the Status will indicate “CSR in Progress”.


  8. When you select View the CSR, you should see:


    This is your certificate request that you will need during application.


Alternative View:

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