After you generate the certificate signing request, you submit the request.


  1. Go to the external CA Web site and click Request a certificate.
  2. On the Request a Certificate page, select advanced certificate request.
  3. On the Advanced Certificate Request page, select Submit a certificate request using a base-64-encoded CMC or PKCS #10 file or submit a renewal request by using a base-64-encoded PKCS #7 file.
  4. Open the csr.req file with a text editor and copy the text.
  5. Paste the CSR text in the Base-64-encoded certificate request text box.
  6. Select Web Server from the Certificate Template drop-down menu and click Submit.
  7. On the Certificate Issued page, select Base 64 encoded, and then click Download certificate.
  8. When prompted, select Save As, type the file name, and save the certificate as a .p7b file.