How to Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

The Certificate Signing Request (CSR) involves all the information that the Certificate Authority uses to create your certificate. This includes the name of the account, organization name, country name, and so on.
A CSR is required to generate certificates needed for downloading the IPA file for your iOS mobile app.
Follow these steps to generate a CSR in macOS.

  • Open Launchpad on your Mac system
  • Navigate to the Others folder.
  • Open Keychain Access.
  • Click on Login and then on My Certificates.
  • Click on Keychain Access > Certificate Assistant > Request a Certificate From a Certificate Authority.
  • You will now see the Certificate Assistant window on your screen.
  • Enter User Email Address and Common Name.
  • Select Saved to disk.
  • Add a unique name for your certificate and click on Save.
  • Save the certificate and find it by clicking on Show in Finder.

Your Certificate Signing Request has been created.