Bug ID 514514: Running gtm_add can result in error message about encrypted attributes.

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4, 11.6.0 HF5, 11.6.0 HF6, 11.6.0 HF7, 11.6.0 HF8, 11.6.1, 11.6.1 HF1, 11.6.1 HF2

Fixed In:
12.0.0, 11.6.2

Opened: Mar 25, 2015
Severity: 2-Critical
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Because of changes in the way master keys are handled, running gtm_add may result in an error message and an unloadable LTM configuration.


Configuration will fail to load, with an error similar to the following: Error trying to rekey: 01071769:3: Decryption of the field (secret) for object (/Common/sctp) failed.


This occurs when running gtm_add to connect GTM devices where the master keys are different.



Fix Information

The gtm_add script now saves the BIG-IP configuration (using tmsh save system config) when the master keys are exchanged. This is necessary for proper functioning of configuration parsing and loading.

Behavior Change