In order to generate a *.csr and *.key file for your SSL Certificate.
openssl req -new -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -keyout somedomain.key -out somedomain.csr Generating a 2048 bit RSA private key ............+++ ...................................+++ writing new private key to 'somedomain.com.key' ----- You are about to be asked to enter information that will be incorporated into your certificate request. What you are about to enter is what is called a Distinguished Name or a DN. There are quite a few fields but you can leave some blank For some fields there will be a default value, If you enter '.', the field will be left blank. ----- Country Name (2 letter code) [AU]:GB State or Province Name (full name) [Some-State]:East Sussex Locality Name (eg, city) :Brighton Organization Name (eg, company) [Internet Widgits Pty Ltd]:Some Limited Company Limited Organizational Unit Name (eg, section) : Common Name (e.g. server FQDN or YOUR name) :*.somedomain.com Email Address : Please enter the following 'extra' attributes to be sent with your certificate request A challenge password : An optional company name :