Creating the certificate request

To create the public/private keys and certificate request:
  1. On the IBM® Key Management window, under Key database content, select Personal Certificate Requests from the drop-down list.
  2. Click New.
  3. Enter the key label to identify the key and certificate within the database.
  4. Select the number corresponding to the key size you want to use. Choosing a larger key size results in stronger security, but requires more processing on the client and the server to establish a connection.
  5. Enter the common name (TCP/IP host name) of the server that owns the certificate, for example, myserver.mycompany.com.
  6. Enter an organization name.
  7. Optionally enter an organization unit, and other location information.
  8. Choose a country code.
  9. Enter a certificate request file name, or use the default file name.

When you click OK, your information is processed and several files are produced or updated in the directory where you created the certificate request. If you backup your key database, backup these files also. Do not attempt to edit these files, as the key database file or the certificate request can be corrupted.