CSR Generation for Microsoft SharePoint 2013
Microsoft SharePoint 2013 is a web-based collaboration platform that enables organizations to store, share, and manage content. It is a powerful tool for businesses to create websites, manage documents, and collaborate with colleagues. To ensure the security of the data stored on SharePoint, it is important to use an SSL certificate. Generating a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is the first step in obtaining an SSL certificate for SharePoint 2013.
What is a CSR?
A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is a block of encrypted text that is generated on the server where the certificate will be installed. It contains information that will be included in the certificate such as the organization name, common name (domain name), locality, and country. The CSR is then sent to a Certificate Authority (CA) such as eSSL SSL Certificates, who will use the information to create the certificate.
Step-by-Step Guide to CSR Generation for Microsoft SharePoint 2013
Generating a CSR for Microsoft SharePoint 2013 is a straightforward process. Follow the steps below to generate a CSR for your SharePoint 2013 server:
- Log in to the server where the certificate will be installed.
- Open the Microsoft Management Console (MMC).
- In the MMC, select File > Add/Remove Snap-in.
- Select Certificates from the list of snap-ins and click Add.
- Select Computer Account and click Next.
- Select Local Computer and click Finish.
- Click OK to close the Add/Remove Snap-in window.
- Expand the Certificates (Local Computer) folder.
- Right-click the Personal folder and select All Tasks > Advanced Operations > Create Custom Request.
- Select the Prepare the request now, but send it later option and click Next.
- Select the Microsoft RSA SChannel Cryptographic Provider option and click Next.
- Enter the required information for the certificate. This includes the organization name, common name (domain name), locality, and country. Click Next when you are finished.
- Select the No, do not export the private key option and click Next.
- Select the Base-64 encoded X.509 (.CER) option and click Next.
- Enter a file name for the CSR and click Finish.
- The CSR will be saved to the specified location. Copy the contents of the CSR and submit it to eSSL SSL Certificates.
Security Recommendations for Microsoft SharePoint 2013
In addition to generating a CSR for your SharePoint 2013 server, there are several other security measures you can take to ensure the security of your data. Here are some recommendations:
- Enable two-factor authentication for all users.
- Ensure that all users have strong passwords.
- Regularly update the server with the latest security patches.
- Monitor user activity and look for suspicious behavior.
- Restrict access to sensitive data to only those who need it.
- Encrypt data stored on the server.
- Implement a backup and disaster recovery plan.
By following these security recommendations, you can ensure that your SharePoint 2013 server is secure and your data is protected. For more information on how to generate a CSR for different server types, visit eSSL SSL Certificates guide on how to generate CSR for different server types.