How do I generate the CSR on the Aruba controller?

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Product and Software: This article applies to all ArubaOS versions.

 

CSR can be generated only on ArubaOS 3.x.x.x and later. However for ArubaOS 2.5.x.x, you can use tools like OpenSSL to generate the CSR and private key on behalf of the controller. You can also use VeriSign to generate a server certificate without CSR.

 

Using the WebUI to generate a CSR (ArubaOS 3.x):

 

1. Navigate to Configuration > Management > Certificates > CSR.
2. Click Generate New.
3. Enter the information requested, such as country and key length.
4. Click View Current to display the generated CSR.
5. Select and copy the CSR output between the BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST and END CERTIFICATE REQUEST lines, paste it into an email, and send it to the CA of your choice.

 

Using the CLI to generate a CSR (ArubaOS 3.x):

 

1. Enter the following command:

crypto pki csr key {1024|2048|4096}
common-name <value> country <country> state_or_province <state> city <city> organization <org> unit <string> email <email>

2. Display the CSR output by entering the following command:

show crypto pki
csr

3. Copy the CSR output between the BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST and END
CERTIFICATE REQUEST lines, paste it into an email, and send it to the CA of
your choice.

 

Using the WebUI to import certificates (ArubaOS 3.x):

 

1. Navigate to Configuration > Management > Certificates > Captive Portal
Certificates
.
2. Click Browse to navigate to the appropriate file on your computer.
3. If the certificate is encrypted, enter the passphrase.
4. Select Certificate Type as "Server Cert".
4. Click Upload to install the certificate in the controller.

 

Using the WebUI to import certificates (ArubaOS 2.x):

1. Navigate to Maintenance > Captive Portal > Upload Certificate.
2. Click Browse to navigate to the appropriate file on your computer.
3. If the certificate is encrypted, enter the passphrase.
4. Click Upload to install the certificate in the controller.

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pestocat

When I use the CLI to generate a CSR I keep getting the "^' symbol which I suppose is pointing to character out of place or something. Every thing looks OK. What can I do I'm using 3.4.1.

 

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