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How to Generate Certificate Signing Request on F5 Big IP v9.X

  • Launch the f5 BIG-IP web GUI.
  • Under Local Traffic select SSL Certificates then Create.
  • Under General Properties give your certificate a name.
    Note: This name will be used in the future to identify this certificate.
  • Under Certificate Properties enter the following information:
    • Issuer: XYZ
    • Common Name: Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the server.
      Example:,, or *
    • Division: Your department; such as 'IT','Web', 'Office', etc.
    • Organization: The full legal name of your organization/company (ex.: Acme Safe Co.)
    • Locality, State or Province, Country: City, state, and country where your organization is located.
    • E-mail Address: Your email
    • Challenge Password, Confirm Password: Your password
  • Under Key Properties select 2048.
  • Click the Finished button.

You should now be provided with the text of a CSR. You will want to copy and paste the entire body of that file into the ordering process when prompted.

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