Bug ID 437256: clientssl profile has no key/cert pair

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
11.5.0, 11.5.1, 11.5.1 HF1, 11.5.1 HF10, 11.5.1 HF11, 11.5.1 HF2, 11.5.1 HF3, 11.5.1 HF4, 11.5.1 HF5, 11.5.1 HF6, 11.5.1 HF7, 11.5.1 HF8, 11.5.1 HF9, 11.5.10, 11.5.2, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.5.3, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.5.3 HF2, 11.5.4, 11.5.4 HF1, 11.5.4 HF2

Fixed In:
12.0.0, 11.5.4 HF3

Opened: Nov 09, 2013

Severity: 3-Major


After starting tmm, you notice the following critical error in /var/log/tmm, but the system otherwise boots and performs normally: crit tmm[11621]: 01260000:2: Profile profile-name: clientssl profile has no key/cert pair.


If the system otherwise performs normally (i.e., you do have the correct clientssl certificate installed), this error is benign; during initial start-up it is possible that the clientssl profile data has not yet been loaded at the right time. In this case the critical log message is misleading.


This can occur during start-up of tmm (usually during system boot-up).



Fix Information

The BIG-IP system now logs a critical error 'clientssl profile has no key/cert pair' only if the clientssl profile truly does not have a certificate configured.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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