Splunkweb Certificate Error



I have added the following in web.conf

privKeyPath = etc/auth/splunkweb/privatekey.key
caCertPath = etc/auth/splunkweb/mycert.pem

I am not to login to the splunk page.When i looked into web_service.log i am getting below error

2014-04-15 12:29:40,921 ERROR [534cd8dc1020c9eb8] root:323 - Specified cert 'D:\Program Files\Splunk\etc\auth\splunkweb\privatekey.key' is encrypted with a passphrase. SplunkWeb does not support passphrase-encrypted keys at this time. To resolve the problem, decrypt the keys on disk, generate new
passphrase-less keys, or disable ssl for SplunkWeb.

Please help me in this.

Thanking you in advance.

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Hi ncbshiva,

assuming you have created the certs outside of Splunk you can use any guide found on the net on how to remove passphrase from ssl key.

cheers, MuS


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Can you tell me how to do this ..?

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Remove the password from the cert file if mentioned. Splunkweb doesn't support certs with password

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