CSR Generation Steps Sap Webdispatcher

Apr 20, 2023

The first step in generating a CSR using SAP WebDispatcher is to generate a key pair. This is typically done through the Trust Manager, which is a tool that allows you to manage digital certificates and keys.

Method 1. Generate CSR using the Trust Manager
?Step 1. Generate a Key Pair:
  1. Open the Trust Manager by navigating to the menu path "Transaction > SSL and TLS > Trust Manager" in the SAP WebDispatcher system.
  2. Click on the "Key Pairs" tab.
  3. Click on the "New" button to create a new key pair.
  4. Enter a name for the key pair, and select the desired key size (e.g. 2048).
  5. Click on the "Save" button to generate the key pair.
Step 2. Create the Certificate Signing Request:
  1. Navigate to the "Certificate Signing Requests" tab in the Trust Manager.
  2. Click on the "New" button to create a new CSR.
  3. Select the key pair that you generated in step 1 from the drop-down menu.
  4. Enter your organization's details, such as the name, location, and contact details.
  5. Click on the "Save" button to create the CSR.
  6. Click on the "Export" button to export the CSR in the format required by the certificate authority.
  7. Submit the CSR to the certificate authority for validation and signing.
  8. Once the certificate authority issues the certificate, import it into the Trust Manager.
  9. Assign the certificate to the WebDispatcher instance by navigating to the menu path "Transaction > SSL and TLS > Trust Manager" in the SAP WebDispatcher system, and select the "Certificates" tab.
  10. Click on the "Import" button and import the certificate.
  11. Choose the imported certificate and click "bind" to complete the process.
  12. Note: It is recommended to backup the key pairs and certificate signing request, in case of any future reference or recovery.
Method 2. Generate CSR using SAPGENPSE

Step 1. Install SAPGENPSE: The first step is to install SAPGENPSE on your system. This can typically be done by downloading the SAPGENPSE package from the official SAP website and installing it according to the instructions provided.

Step 2. Create a Security Profile: Once SAPGENPSE is installed, you can create a security profile using the command
'sapgenpse gen_pse -p <profile_name> -x <profile_password>'
This will create a security profile that will be used to generate the key pair and CSR.

Step 3. Generate a Key Pair: You can then generate a key pair using the command
'sapgenpse gen_key -p <profile_name> -x <profile_password> -n <key_name> -r <key_size>'
This will create a key pair with the specified key name and key size.

Step 4. Create a CSR: Once the key pair is generated, you can create a CSR using the command
'sapgenpse gen_csr -p <profile_name> -x <profile_password> -n <key_name> -o <csr_file_name>'
This will create a CSR file with the specified file name, which will be used to request a digital certificate from a certificate authority.

Step 5. Provide Information: When you run the command to generate the CSR, you will be prompted to provide information such as the organization name, location, and contact details. This information will be included in the CSR and will be used by the certificate authority to validate your request.

Step 6. Submit the CSR: Once the CSR is generated, you will need to submit it to a certificate authority (CA) for validation and signing. This can typically be done by uploading the CSR to the CA's website, or by sending it via email or fax.

Step 7. Receive the Signed Certificate: Once the CA has validated your information and signed your CSR, you will receive a signed certificate. This certificate will typically be in the form of a .pem or .crt file, which can be imported into the Trust Manager for use with SAP WebDispatcher.

Note: These steps may vary depending on the specific version of SAP WebDispatcher you are using and the specific certificate authority you are working with. It is important to consult the documentation for your specific setup for more detailed instructions.

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