Mar 2, 2018

What is contained in a CSR?

NameExplanationExamples
Common NameThe fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of your server. This must match exactly what you type in your web browser or you will receive a name mismatch error.
*.google.com
mail.google.com
OrganizationThe legal name of your organization. This should not be abbreviated and should include suffixes such as Inc, Corp, or LLC.Google Inc.
Organizational UnitThe division of your organization handling the certificate.Information Technology
IT Department
City/LocalityThe city where your organization is located.Mountain View
State/County/RegionThe state/region where your organization is located. This shouldn't be abbreviated.California
CountryThe two-letter ISO code for the country where your organization is location.US
GB
Email addressAn email address used to contact your organization.[email protected]
Public KeyThe public key that will go into the certificate.The public key is created automatically


Another description

The CA will use the data from the CSR to build your SSL Certificate. The key pieces of information include the following.
1. Information about your business and the website you’re trying to equip with SSL, including:
Common Name (CN)
(e.g. *.example.com
www.example.com
mail.example.com)
The fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of your server.
Organization (O)
The legal name of your organization. Do not abbreviate and include any suffixes, such as Inc., Corp., or LLC.
For EV and OV SSL Certificates, this information is verified by the CA and included in the certificate.
Organizational Unit (OU)
The division of your organization handling the certificate.
City/Locality (L)
The city where your organization is located. This shouldn’t be abbreviated.
State/County/Region (S)
The state/region where your organization is located. This shouldn't be abbreviated.
Country (C)
The two-letter code for the country where your organization is located.
Email Address
An email address used to contact your organization.