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Create Certificate Signing Requests without the Organizational Unit value


Article ID: 238661


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Messaging Gateway


You want to know how to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) without specifying Organizational Unit data due to deprecation of the OU as part of public certificates.



Release : 10.7.5

Component :


Patch 292 for version Messaging Gateway 10.7.5 removed the requirement for an Organizational Unit when creating a certificate request. This will also be included in future versions of the product.

Information on patching the Messaging Gateway can be found here:

Installing and removing patches for Messaging Gateway


For older versions, as a workaround you can create a Certificate Signing Request elsewhere and then have the certificate signed and import the certificate and key into the Messaging Gateway with the help of these articles:

Install Certificate Authority signed certificates without a generated Certificate Signing Request

Messaging Gateway cannot install PKCS#12 SSL/TLS certificate

Messaging Gateway cannot install PKCS#7 SSL/TLS certificate