I don't have a certificate, can you create one for me?

Yes! Anchor can handle the request and issuing of a certificate on your behalf. Please contact us to find out which certificate will be suitable for your business.

I would like to arrange my own certificate, can I provide my own?

Certainly. If you don't already have an issued certificate you will need to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) and have it signed by a Certificate Authority (CA).

You'll need to start by generating a new private key and CSR. If you're working on a Linux or OSX machine, you can use the first command detailed on this page:


$ openssl req -out CSR.csr -new -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -keyout privateKey.key

You will be prompted for information to be included in the CSR. It's most important to ensure the Common Name (CN) is correct; this is the URL that visitors will see when they visit your site, eg. www.mysite.com.au

Once you have generated the private key and CSR you will need to keep these files safe. The CSR will be sent to your CA so that they can issue your certificate, while the private key will only be entered into Fleet, along with the certificate (shown below in Adding a new certificate).

Can I have different certs for different parts of my site?

No, you can only have one certificate per environment, which means all subdomains must be listed as alternative names on the certificate. Wildcard certificates are also a suitable solution.