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Trying to enable self-signed server ssl certificate fails with "Error: duplicate entry"

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • SSL Certificate
  • Recent Upgrade or Cluster expansion


  • Cannot enable self signed certificate:
::*> security ssl modify -vserver Cluster-01 -server-enabled true -ca Cluster-01 -client-enabled false -serial XXXXXXXX -common-name Cluster-01

Warning: The certificate Cluster-01 is a self-signed certificate, which offers no verification of identity by client machines. This presents the risk of
         man-in-the-middle attacks by malicious third-parties.
         Do you want to continue? {y|n}: y
Error: command failed: duplicate entry

security ssl modify -vserver Cluster-01 -server-enabled true -ca Cluster-01 -client-enabled false -serial xxxxxxxx -common-name Cluster-01 :: Pending
security ssl modify -vserver Cluster-01 -server-enabled true -ca Cluster-01 -client-enabled false -serial xxxxxxxx -common-name Cluster-01 :: Error: duplicate entry



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