Create an Appliance Certificate Signing Request screen details

Screen component


Required information

The certificate authority requires these entries to identify who is applying for the certificate.

Country (C)

The country where you are located

State or province (ST)

The state or province where you are located

City or locality (L)

The city, town, or village where you are located

Organization name (O)

The name of your company or department, for example

Common name (CN)

The fully qualified host name of the appliance

Generate CNSA-compatible signing request This option generates a signing request specifying a certificate with RSA 3072-bit keys and a SHA-384 digital signature.

A CNSA-strength certificate is needed if the appliance is using the CNSA cryptography mode. This option is not displayed on an HPE Synergy Composer 2 appliance as it has a CNSA-compliant SHA-384 RSA certificate with 3072-bit key length as its default certificate.

Optional information

These entries are optional.

Organizational unit

The name of your department, for example

Alternative name

The alternative name of the appliance

Contact person

The name of the person to contact

Email address

The email address of the contact person


The contact person's family name

Given name

The contact person's first name


The contact person's initials

DN qualifier

The distinguished name qualifier, which further identifies the certificate recipient

Challenge password

The password required by the certificate authority

Confirm password

The challenge password for confirmation

Unstructured name

Defined by the certificate authority

Consult the certificate authority's administrator or documentation for more information.