Bug ID 542672: Unable to import SSL key/cert/crl from some local paths using tmsh

Last Modified: Oct 06, 2020

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2, 12.0.0 HF3, 12.0.0 HF4

Fixed In:

Opened: Aug 31, 2015
Severity: 3-Major


Using tmsh to import an SSL key/cert/crl from local path might fail with an error similar to the following: 01070712:3: file (/localpath/keytoimport.key) expected to exist.


Cannot import the key/cert/crl to the BIG-IP system.


The SSL key/cert/crl file is not located in /shared/, /var/, or /config/. For example, if a SSL key file is located at /root/ then this issue occurs.


Move the key/cert/crl file under the /shared/ folder and try the import again.

Fix Information

The SSL key/cert/crl can now be imported from any location in the file system.

Behavior Change