Getting Server Certificate Signed by

This section provides a tutorial example on how to submit a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) to to get a free server certificate.

With the CSR (Certificate Signing Request) for my domain name,, ready, I can go back to to finish the process of getting my free certificate now.

1. Go to and "Password Login" to my account.

2. Click "New" under the "Server Certificate" menu. The "CSR (Certificate Signing Request)" page shows up.

3. Copy and paste the entire content of my CSR file, herongyang_com.csr, into the CSR area.

4. Click "Submit" button. verifies that the domain name included in the CSR is a valid domain name in my account and issues a server certificate to me.

5. also sends me an email and gives a link to a Web page with my server certificate:

My Server Certificate
My Server Certificate

6. Copy and paste my server certificate from the Web page into a text file, herongyang_com.crt.

Congratulations, I have a server certificate for signed by now! I will upgrade my Web site to HTTPS later when I am ready.

Last update: 2011.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)

 Introduction of HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)

 Using HTTPS with Google Chrome

 Using HTTPS with Mozilla Firefox

 HTTPS with IE (Internet Explorer)

 Perl Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 PHP Scripts Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Java Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers

 Windows Certificate Stores and Console

 .NET Programs Communicating with HTTPS Servers - Root CA Offering Free Certificates


 Join as a Member

 Installing Root CA in Firefox

 Installig Root CA in IE

 Adding and Validating Domain Names

 Generating Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

Getting Server Certificate Signed by

 PKI CA Administration - Issuing Certificates

 Comodo Free Personal Certificate

 Digital Signature - Microsoft Word

 Digital Signature - 3

 S/MIME and Email Security

 PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Terminology

 Outdated Tutorials


 Full Version in PDF/EPUB