CSR export via XML API

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CSR export via XML API

I am trying to export a CSR via XML API as per this article and as per /debug output that I get when I perform the export via Web UI.

 

The request I run is as follows:

https://<fw-address>/api/?type=export&category=certificate&certificate-name=<cert-name>&format=pkcs10&include-key=no&key=<api_key>

 

However this does not quite work - I get an error message that says:

 

Failed to prepare CSR <cert-name> for export. PKCS10 format can only be used with CSRs and not certificates.

 

I have now run out of ideas what it does not like in the request. The article explicitely says - "You can use the example above to export a certificate signing request (CSR). If you do so, then specify the following two parameters as shown: format - pkcs10, include-key - no" and this is exactly what I am doing. The debug out for a succefull operation suggests the same syntax:

 

<request cmd="op" cookie="1001040547321532">
  <operations xml="yes">
    <download>
      <certificate>
        <certificate-name>cert-name</certificate-name>
        <format>pkcs10</format>
        <include-####censored 'key''####
[2020/10/01 23:06:58] user=1001040547321532
Response took 0.040s <response status="success"><result><content encoding="base64">
<---encoded csr goes here--> ]]></content></result></response>

Has anybody has an idea about the correct format of the request?

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Spoke to TAC (the engineer said he had been unable to reproduce), reproduced the issue for him, then we removed spaces from cert name and subject - the issue was gone, re-added the spaces - the issue did NOT re-occur. There must have been something else, very subtle, that trigerred the error. We'll keep playing with this and update this thread if manage to discover anything...

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