IPWorks OpenPGP 2020 macOS Edition

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GenerateCSR Method

Generates a new CSR to be sent to a signing authority.

Syntax

public func generateCSR(certSubject: String, keyName: String) throws -> String

Remarks

This method will generate a new Certificate Signing Request (CSR) to be sent to the signing authority. CertSubject specifies the subject of the Certificate Signing Request (CSR). KeyName specifies the name of the keyset (public/private key pair) to be used. If the keyset does not already exist in the Cryptographic Service Provider (CSP), the class will automatically generate one. To set the CSP, use the CSP configuration setting.

NOTE: it is important to remember the name of the keyset that is used when creating a CSR, as keyset must be later re-associated with the certificate after the trust authority has signed the CSR.

The certificate subject is a comma separated list of distinguished name fields and values. For instance "CN=www.server.com, OU=test, C=US, E=support@nsoftware.com". Common fields and their meanings are displayed below.

FieldMeaning
CNCommon Name. This is commonly a host name like www.server.com.
OOrganization
OUOrganizational Unit
LLocality
SState
CCountry
EEmail Address

If a field value contains a comma it must be quoted.

NOTE: This functionality is only available in Windows.

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IPWorks OpenPGP 2020 macOS Edition - Version 20.0 [Build 7941]