Warnings: External Dynamic List <list> is configured with no certificate profile.

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Warnings: External Dynamic List <list> is configured with no certificate profile.

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External Dynamic List <list> is configured with no certificate profile.

Please select a certificate profile for performing server certificate validation.


Customer went from 7.1.x to now 8.0.x and is using a MineMeld link in the External Dynami List(EDL).  This link is to a https site. 

We followed this link:



After doing this, the warning was still there.

We had also done this:



So when we went to choose a certificate profle, there was not an option to choose one.




Because of this, we force the certificate profile via the CLI:

# set shared external-list Minemeld-Office-365-IP type ip certificate-profile <cert profile>


This resolved this issue.  Then MineMeld went to update the list and there was an Auth error and the list emptied.

description contains 'EDL server certificate authentication failed. The associated external dynamic list has been removed, which might impact your policy. EDL Name: Minemeld-Office-365-IP, EDL Source URL: https://10.x.xxx.xx/feeds/office365_IPv4s, CN: norminemeld, Reason: SSL peer certificate or SSH remote key was not OK'



The customer then went back to Panorama and removed the cert profile.


We have also looked at this post:


Namely the second to the last comment by: PerTenggren

After further investigation it seems that EDL created as "shared" can't list any certificate profile, but it works if assigning the EDL to a specific device group.


Customer said that: All of our policies that reference the Minemeld external dynamic list are Shared (global) in nature and cannot see a local EDL.




Customer is wanting to not see this warning message after commits.




I even open a case that went to up the chain to the dev team and was told that with 10.2.3 it was going to be fixed!

@andrey11 AMAZING instructions!



This process working, proves the platform can do it, but the pointers/database/code need to be looked at for the GUI.

Palo Alto Needs to hire you! (:

thanks again!

Alternatively, you can just type in the certificate profile without moving the edl around device groups..... for some reason.


For example we use some of the Palo Alto maintained edls (EDL Hosting Service (paloaltonetworks.com)) and we named the certificate profile, "PaloAlto-EDL-Cert-Profile", I can manually type that in the shared edl even though its not an option in the drop down menu. I dont know how this works but Palo cant make it appear in the drop down menu 

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