Generating a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) is an important step in the process of obtaining an SSL/TLS certificate for your website. A CSR is a block of encrypted text that is generated on your server and contains information about your organization and the domain for which you are requesting the certificate. The CSR is then sent to the Certificate Authority (CA) that issued the certificate, along with any other required documentation, to request the issuance of the SSL/TLS certificate.
The specific steps for generating a CSR will depend on the type of web server you are using. Some common web servers include Apache, Nginx, and IIS (Internet Information Services). You can find instructions for generating a CSR for your specific web server by doing a quick online search or consulting the documentation provided by your web server software.
Once you have generated the CSR and submitted it to the CA, they will review your request and issue the SSL/TLS certificate to you if everything is in order. You can then install the certificate on your web server to enable secure, encrypted communication between your server and your user’s browsers. The CSR generation differs based on the webservers being used.