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createssl server-cert on windows server 2012 indexer (kv store failing over cert errors)

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I am trying to generate a new cert for my kv store to work properly (I am having this problem - https://

But when I attempt to generate a new cert it just returns the output below. Is there a log or something I can change to figure out what I am doing wrong?

C:\Program Files\Splunk\bin>.\splunk createssl server-cert -l 1024 -d "C:\Program Files\Splunk\etc\auth\" -n server.pem -c {IP Address}
-d: Directory where rootCa and other certs are stored.
-n: The name of the cert.
-c: The CommonName for the cert. This should match the DNS name.
If DNS is not available then the IP will suffice.
-l: Length of the RSA key to generate (default 1024).
-p: Prompt for optional arguments.

Server 2012 running dev license splunk version 7.2.5

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Path Finder

@oangarita I did not resolve it directly, I ended up migrating it to a different host that had a fresh install
@pscsmoke Thanks for posting - maybe that will help someone else.

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on windows it's "-n server" not "-n server.pem"

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Did you find how generate the cert? I have the same issue on windows.


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