Bug ID 474356: Client SSL on partition other than /Common does not load if no key/cert/inherit-certkeychain

Last Modified: Apr 10, 2019

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
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, 11.5.2, 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, 11.5.4 HF3, 11.5.4 HF4, 11.5.5, 11.5.6, 11.5.7, 11.5.8, 11.5.9, 11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4, 11.6.0 HF5

Fixed In:
12.0.0, 11.6.0 HF6

Opened: Aug 04, 2014
Severity: 3-Major
Related AskF5 Article:


Client SSL configurations on a partition other than /Common do not load if there is no key/cert or inherit-certkeychain.


Cannot load configuration or UCS.


This occurs when the following conditions are met: 1. There is a configuration in a folder/partition other than /Common. 2. crypto-server-default-clientssl, or another clientssl profile, has no key/cert or inherit-certkeychain configured.


To work around this, complete the following steps: 1. modify /defaults/profile_base.conf and /config/profile_base.conf -- config # vim /defaults/profile_base.conf -- config # vim /config/profile_base.conf -- Locate crypto-server-default-clientssl and add the key/cert-related configuration to it. Specifically, change the profile information to match the following: ltm profile client-ssl crypto-server-default-clientssl { defaults-from /Common/clientssl cert-key-chain { default { cert /Common/default.crt chain none key /Common/default.key passphrase none } } cert /Common/default.crt chain none key /Common/default.key passphrase none inherit-certkeychain true ciphers DHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384 renegotiate-period 21600 cache-size 0 } 2. For clientssl other than crypto-server-default-clientssl, make sure key/cert and/or inherit-certkeychain is set. 3. Load the configuration by running the command: tmsh load sys conf

Fix Information

Client SSL configurations on a partition other than /Common do not now have a default key/cert and inherit-certkeychain, so the configuration loads correctly.

Behavior Change