CSR Generation for F5 BIG IP (version 9)

March 22, 2019

CSR Generation for F5 BIG IP (version 9)

The following instructions will guide you through the Certificate Signing Request generation process on F5 BIG-IP Loadbalancer (version 9).

  1. Open the F5 BIGIP Web GUI.
  2. Under Local Traffic select SSL Certificates and then Create.
  3. Under General Properties enter a certificate friendly name which will help distinguish the CSR going forward.
  4. Under Certificate Properties enter the following CSR details:
    • Issuer: Select the issuing “Certificate Authority”.
    • Common name: The FQDN (fully-qualified domain name) you want to secure with the certificate such as www.sectigo.com, secure.website.org, *.domain.net, etc.
    • Division: Your department such as 'Information Technology' or ‘Website Security.’
    • Organization: The full legal name of your organization including the corporate identifier.
    • Locality, State or Province, Country: City, state, and country where your organization is legally incorporated. Do not abbreviate.
    • Email Address: Your email address.
    • Change Password, Confirm Password: Your password.
  5. For Key Properties, select RSA & 2048.
  6. Click the Finished button.
  7. Locate and open the newly created CSR in a text editor such as Notepad and copy all the text including:

Log into your Sectigo account

Click on the Provide CSR on our website and paste the entire CSR into the blank text box and continue with completing the generation process.