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A certificate signing request (CSR) is basically a message that an applicant, usually a person or organization who owns a website that needs to be secured, sends to a certification authority in order to apply for a specific digital identity certificate.
This is a standard procedure in a public key infrastructure (PKI) which allows website owners to prove to their users that the website they are visiting is authentic.