Invalid PEM Data Received for Private Key – NSX Edge

September 25, 2018 Jordansphere NSX

Problem

 

When attempting to import an SSL certificate into an NSX Edge firewall I got the following error:

Invalid PEM data received for private key

 

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Resolution

The private key was in PKCS#8 which is not a valid type for import. Export it to PKCS#1 using the following command:

openssl rsa -in original.key -out new.key

You should then be able to iimport successfully

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