Under Device -> Setup -> Management -> Device Certificate, I am unable to fetch the device certificate.
A message box says get your one-time-password from the Customer Support Portal and enter it below. I tried my 2-factor OTP that I use to login to the support portal, but that doesn't work. How do I generate the OTP to get the device certificate?
I get the error: Failed to fetch device certificate.OTP is not valid
I still don't completely understand this.
We upgraded to 9.1.4 and now we're required to allow telemetry data to PA?
Or accept a constant high alert in the system logs: no valid device certificate found.
Why not allow customers to opt-in to this kind of functionality or at least explain this in a popup screen like a reminder:
"you need to configure this post-upgrade, etc. or opt-out see: "explanation here and here"
You are not required to allow telemetry.
You can turn it all off on the Device > Setup > Telemetry page.
Telemetry does provide some significant security benefits to individual organizations, and collectively back to the community as a whole.
One use case: In the escalating arms race of automation on the attacker side of the equation and as we, in turn, continue to work on the practical applications of automation and AI, your telemetry data can, for example, enable us, the vendor, to initiate immediate, focused, and direct outreach in the event of corner-case configurations that are discovered to be uniquely vulnerable and/or actively in the spotlight of bad actors. Without individual and community-wide participation, certain kinds of detections, assessments, and mitigations, of course, become impossible to make. Hand in hand, the ability to process, store, and apply intelligence to such telemetry data requires data-lake-scale solutions, but not at the expense of assurances of the integrity of the connections to that resource and the integrity and context of the data itself. Thus, the additional requirement for connecting to the data-lake service with the added certificate.
I hope this makes some sense.
I understand I am not required to allow telemetry. That is not my concern in this.
After the upgrade to 9.1.2+ a high/red alert is repeatedly shown in the system logs that telemetry is simply not configured and cannot be used until, according to the procedure, the certificates are in place.
If anyone is not required to allow telemetry why didn't they choose to:
- Make enabling telemetry participation an opt-in feature, or
- Add a more intuitive notification AND alert (informational): "Telemetry is not configured. Please see manual how to enable it."
Just adding a high alert to the system logs, because a new feature is not configured is unnecessary and created some confusion.
Missing/faulty/expired certificates is typically a bad thing and often does need immediate attention. In this case it does not.
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