Certificate signing requests are described in PKCS#10 standard. They are used to supply a Certification Authority with the needed information to issue a valid certificate for you, without knowing your private key. This includes your personal information, your public key and additional extensions.
Netscape SPKAC files can not be created or exported, but they can be imported and signed. This requests are marked in the Signature field as SPKAC and a Netscape icon is shown.
After clicking on the
New Request button the Certificate dialog will be started to ask
all needed information for generating a new Request. See:
The Certificate input dialog
The request generation can also be invoked by the context menu of a certificate (Export->Request). This menu point is only available if the private key of the certificate is available. In this case all needed data is copied from the certificate and the Certificate dialog is not invoked.
Requests can be exported by the context-menu or by the button on the right.
All information contained in the request are shown. If the keystore contains
the private key corresponding to the request the keys internal name is shown