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Tech Document Sep 26, 2018

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

This article will go into detail on 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: Sectigo
    • 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.