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Why am I getting error "SSL certificate generation failed" while starting the splunkd process on the universal forwarder?

Path Finder

Hi All,

I'm unable to start the splunkd process on the universal forwarder and it's giving an error that SSL certificate generation failed. Could you please let me know if there any specific configuration issue?

Thanks!
Pavan

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Re: Why am I getting error "SSL certificate generation failed" while starting the splunkd process on the universal forwarder?

Builder

Hi,

Did you change the default certificate?
Did you review the splunkd.log file?

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Re: Why am I getting error "SSL certificate generation failed" while starting the splunkd process on the universal forwarder?

New Member

In My case, i tried installing a new splunkforwader and started splunk and got below error. Can you please let me know what can be reason for this?

Splunk> CSI: Logfiles.

Checking prerequisites...
Checking mgmt port [8089]: open
ERROR: pid 13672 terminated with signal 11
SSL certificate generation failed.

Iinux Version: Linux lgdwd511 2.6.32-696.6.3.el6.x8664 #1 SMP Fri Jun 30 13:24:18 EDT 2017 x8664 x8664 x8664 GNU/Linux

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Re: Why am I getting error "SSL certificate generation failed" while starting the splunkd process on the universal forwarder?

Path Finder

Did anyone figured this out and identified a fix. I did not find any answers to this particular problem

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Re: Why am I getting error "SSL certificate generation failed" while starting the splunkd process on the universal forwarder?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

If you are running AV try disabling it and see if that fixes it

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Re: Why am I getting error "SSL certificate generation failed" while starting the splunkd process on the universal forwarder?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

We had reports that antivirus services might cause that.

Check if there are any antivirus or similar resource-hungry services are running and try disabling them and restarting Splunk to test.

Also lack of resources - particularly memory could be generally related cause.

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Re: Why am I getting error "SSL certificate generation failed" while starting the splunkd process on the universal forwarder?

Explorer

In my case it ended up being Cylance.