What to do with Cert Request file

I’m trying to get my site, hosted with InMotion, set up with a cert. I have filled out there request for a third party cert and now have a ‘Cert Request’ signature, that looks live a PGP key.

What do I need to do next?

Many thanks for any help

Google CSR - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certificate_signing_request (terminology matters as it’s not a signature)

Review this post: Is it possible to sign a Symantec generated CSR with LetsEncrypt?

Although you are not using a symantec CSR the concept is still the same (you need to use that CSR with a client to obtain a certificate)

You will then need to install a certificate


If you want to do this inside a web page without installing a client locally, you can also use

I believe it can work fine with an external CSR.

Using a CSR is not a highly-recommended way to interact with Let’s Encrypt because you’ll have to repeat the process at least once every three months. It would be much better if you could get your hosting provider to request and install the certificate for you, as several dozen hosting providers are now able to do. There’s no charge for them to implement this kind of integration.

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