Trouble installing Palo Alto cert on MineMeld Server

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Trouble installing Palo Alto cert on MineMeld Server

L1 Bithead

Hello there

I'm Using Minemeld version 0.9.68 (Ubuntu)

PA version 8.1.12

I'm attempting to install a PA cert on the MineMeld server using this guide:


BTW - I'm using a Windows machine, and I use putty to SSH into the MineMeld server.


I have no problem exporting the cert (it gets saves as a .txt file in windows). However this is where my luck ends.


Step 4 says "The pem file that you generated will have both the private and public key so you need to split the two. This is how I did it, you may have a better way.  The file is readable so you can copy and paste the sections into two different files or use the CLI commands:

[minemeld ~]$ cat cert_minemeld.pem | awk 'split_after==1{n++;split_after=0} /----
-END CERTIFICATE-----/ {split_after=1} {print > "minemeld" n ".cer"}'

This command does execute but it creates 2 .cer files with incorrect formatting.


So as a work around, I deleted these newly created files and instead used pico minemeld.cer to create a new file and paste the top part of the text file into it, and pico miemeld1.cer to paste the key part of the txt file into that.



[minemeld ~]$ sudo cp minemeld.cer /etc/nginx/minemeld.cer

 This command works.

However, the next command does not:

[minemeld ~]$ sudo openssl rsa -in minemeld1.cer -out -out /etc/ngnix/minemeld/minemeld.pem

Ok - even when I remove one of the "-out" parameters, I get the following error:

unable to load Private Key
139786609165976:error:0906D06C:PEM routines:PEM_read_bio:no start line:pem_lib.c:701:Expecting: ANY PRIVATE KEY


Any help would be greatly appreciated!



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