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How to decode a CSR

If you need to decode a CSR to see the information that it contains (for example, if you want to double-check that you have entered all the information correctly) then you can use OpenSSL to do it with a single command.

Open up OpenSSL and enter in the following command to view the deciphered contents of your Certificate Signing Request:

openssl req -in server.csr -noout -text
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