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    To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

    Hi everyone,
    I want to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for Apache webserver, each resouces i seach says to use the following command :

    openssl req -nodes -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout myserver.key -out server.csr

    My problem is where do i put the above command? Is it at my web root folder or what. Someone help. I am new to this.

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    Is your web server a shared hosting server? Are you using a local server?

    If you're on a shared hosting server you'll need to use SSH (Secure Shell Access) with a tool such as PuTTY, provided you have access.

    If on the other hand you're working with a local server, this is a command line job. Are you on Linux?

    Also note that if you are indeed working on a remote shared hosting server, if you have cPanel you can use that to generate a signing request for you without having to worry about shell access or the command line.

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