How to generate a Certificate Signing Request for Sybase EA Server?

To generate a CSR, you first need to create a key pair for your server. These two items are a digital certificate key pair and cannot be separated. If you lose your public/private key file or your password and generate a new one, your SSL Certificate will no longer match your private key. You will have to request a new SSL Certificate and may be charged.

The CSR needs to contain the following attributes:

Common Name – Must match the URL you plan to secure exactly – is usually your fully-qualified domain name (e.g. devel.ssl247.co.uk or mail.devel.ssl247.co.uk). Remember the www. Is important – include it if you want to secure https://www.yoursite.com & exclude it if you want to secure https://yoursite.com.
Organisation - The legal (officially registered) name of your organization/company include Inc., LLP., Pvt, Plc. Ltd. SARL., etc.
Organisational unit - The name of your department within the organization (this is often "IT," "Web," or is just left blank).
City/locality - The city or town in which your organization is located.
State/province - The state in which your organization is located.
Country - Click here for the official list of ISO country codes for this field.

Note: Certificates can only be used on Web servers using the Common Name specified during enrollment. For example, a certificate for the domain "domain.com" will receive a warning if accessing a site named "www.domain.com" or "secure.domain.com", because "www.domain.com" and "secure.domain.com" are different from "domain.com".

We recommend that you contact Sybase for additional information.

Generate a Private Key Pair

  1. Run the Security Manager application.
  2. Select the Private Keys folder.
  3. Select File > Key/Cert Wizard.
  4. Supply the required information. Use Back and Next to review or change any information.
  5. Click Finish to exit the wizard. Security Manager generates the key pair and saves the certificate request to a file that you specify.
  6. Go to the enrollment form and paste the information into the form when prompted for the CSR.

The new private key appears on the right side of the window when you highlight the Private Keys folder. Once the certificate is received and installed, the private key is removed from the private key list.

Note: For Extended Validation certificates the key bit length must be 2048.