configure ssl privkey pregenerated

configure ssl privkey pregenerated


Obtains the pre-generated private key from the user.

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or variables.



Usage Guidelines

This command is also used when downloading or uploading the configuration. The private key is stored in the EEPROM, and the certificate is stored in the configuration file.

With this command, you copy and paste the private key into the command line followed by a blank line to end the command. The following security algorithms are supported:
  • RSA for public key cryptography (generation of certificate and public-private key pair, certificate signing). RSA key size between 1024 and 4096 bits.
  • Symmetric ciphers (for data encryption): RC4, DES, and 3DES.
  • Message Authentication Code (MAC) algorithms: RSA Data Security, Inc. MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm and SHA.

The certificate and private key file should be in PEM format and generated using RSA as the cryptography algorithm.


The following command obtains the pre-generated private key from the user:

configure ssl privkey pregenerated

Next, you the open the certificate and then copy and paste the certificate into the console/Telnet session, followed by [Enter] to end the command.


This command was first available in the ExtremeXOS 11.2 and supported with the SSH module.

Platform Availability

This command is available on ExtremeSwitching 5320, 5420, 5520, and 5720 series switches.