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GoDaddy.com gives Invalid Key Length for CSR

We’re trying to get a signed certificate to install on our OpenFire server. We use the OpenFire --> Server Settings --> Server Certificates --> Signing Request to generate the CSR. When we put the CSR into GoDaddy they give an “Invalid Key Length” error.

GoDaddy’s tech support people tell us the key length needs to be 1024, and our CSR is not using that length. We’re using the RSA cert. Can anyone help?


does online CSR checkers accept your certificate?

http://www.igniterealtime.org/community/thread/37763 may be interesting, anyhow I did never hear of an invalid key lenght so far.



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Sorry folks. This turned out not to be an OpenFire issue. Within the GoDaddy interface we were chosing the wrong type of cert to rekey using the CSR. That’s why we were getting the Invalid Key length.

Using the keytool we were able to generate a new key, generate a CSR, and use GoDaddy to get public key. When we tried importing the CRT public key from GoDaddy we ran into another problem. We can close this discussion. I’ll open a new discussion for our new problem.

Thanks to those who responded.