Create CSR Exchange Server 2013 and 2016

Log in to your Exchange Admin Center environment. Go to the menu option 'Servers' and select the option 'Certificates' in the window on the right side of the screen. Select, if necessary, the correct server in the dropdown menu 'Select server', and click the plus icon to create a new CSR for this server.

A new window will open. In this 'New Exchange Certificate' wizard, choose the option 'Create a request for a certificate from a certification authority'. In the next window, enter a 'friendly name' that will help you identify your certificate in the overview screen. Choose an easily identifiable name. Click 'next'.

In the next window, you can choose to create a CSR for a wildcard. Leave this field empty when you want to create a regular CSR. Click 'next'.

In the next window, select the Exchange server where you want to save the certificate. Click 'next'.

In the next window, you can select the domain name or services for which you want to request the certificate. Hold the control key to select multiple domain names or services. When you have made your selection, click 'next'.

In the next window, you are shown an overview of the domain names or services that you have selected. You can add to this selection using the plus icon. When you have made your selection, click 'next'.

In the next screen, enter the following information:

  • Organization Name (the company name, as has been entered in the registry of the Chamber of Commerce)
  • Department Name (the name of your department or organisational unit, such as 'Sales')
  • City/Locality (The name of the town or city your company is located in)
  • State/Province (The state or province your company is located in)
  • Country/Region (The country code in capital letters, for example US or GB)

Click 'next'.

In the next window, enter the path where you wish to save your CSR to. Please note that it is important to choose a location that is both accessible to yourself and the Exchange server. Click 'finish'.

The CSR has now been saved to the indicated location. This will look like the following example:


The CSR that was generated for your domain name can now be used to request an SSL certificate on Follow the steps in our SSL Wizard to request the certificate. When you reach the step to enter the CSR, simply copy and paste the generated code in your CSR file.