How do I Create a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) Using the AppDirector Web Management Interface?

Apr 20, 2023
The following steps will guide you through the process of creating a CSR using the F5 BIG-IP web management interface version 11.x:

  1. Log in to the AppDirector web management interface by entering the IP address of the device in a web browser.
  2. Click on the Configuration tab and then click on the Certificates option.
  3. Click on the Create button to open the "Create a new certificate" wizard.
  4. Select "Create a new certificate request" and click Next.
  5. Enter the information for your organization, including the common name (CN), organization (O), and organizational unit (OU).
  6. Select the key size for your certificate (2048-bit is recommended) and click Next.
  7. Enter the name of the file where you want to save the CSR, then click Next.
  8. Review the information you've entered, then click Finish.
  9. The CSR will be saved to the location you specified in step 7. You can now submit this CSR to your certificate authority (CA) to obtain a signed certificate.
  10. Once you have received the signed certificate from the CA, return to the AppDirector web management interface and click on the Certificates option.
  11. Click on the Import button, then select the signed certificate file you received from the CA.
  12. Follow the prompts to complete the import process, and your server will be configured to use the new certificate.
  13. Restart your AppDirector to ensure the changes take effect.
  14. Verify the status of the certificate by clicking on the Certificates option in the Configuration tab and checking the details of the imported certificate.

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