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Frequent Contributor I
Posts: 73
Registered: ‎08-16-2011

importing a CSR created elsewhere?

Hi, 

 

Trying to import an SSL certificate, but I'm running into the error : 

 

Error Uploading Certificate: Cert missing private key and failed to find a key generated from a CSR request in the system to match it

 

I'm pretty sure I've got the right format (PEM), I believe that part of the problem is that the CSR was generated elsewhere, not on the controller.   I've got a ticket open w/ TAC, asking if there is anyway to import a CSR into the controller to try and resolve this error message.  Figured I'd ask the boards to see if anyone has done this before. 

 

I have the CSR & have verified it against the certificate, so I really think all i need to do is import the CSR? 

 

 

Thanks, 

 

 

--Raf
Guru Elite
Posts: 8,464
Registered: ‎09-08-2010

Re: importing a CSR created elsewhere?

If the CSR was not done on the controller, then you need to import the
certificate with its private key in a pkcs12 formatted certificate.

Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
Frequent Contributor I
Posts: 73
Registered: ‎08-16-2011

Re: importing a CSR created elsewhere?

Thanks, 

 

That did the trick. 

 

 

--Raf
Contributor II
Posts: 40
Registered: ‎05-27-2014

Re: importing a CSR created elsewhere?

Hi there.

I was facing the same issue and try the PKCS12 solution but it still failed.

Somehow I get

"Error Uploading Certificate: Cert public key did not match the private key in the CSR store"

 

The CSR has been generated on a Linux box as we have 15 different controllers that are supposed to use the same cert.

 

I am kind of confused at this point .

MVP
Posts: 1,413
Registered: ‎11-30-2011

Re: importing a CSR created elsewhere?

is there an old CSR which might be in the way?

 

recheck your pkcs12 to make sure it is correct and contains the right info.

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