GlobalProtect Certificates - Panorama or Local

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GlobalProtect Certificates - Panorama or Local

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I am looking for clarity on the method for requesting and installing certificates for GlobalProtect on appliances that are managed by Panorama.  Should I be generating the CSR on the Panorama or the local appliance?  Once I get the signed certificate chain should that be imported in Panorama or locally? How does it work for devices managed by Panorama?

I am struggling to find any clear documentation around how certification works with appliances managed by Panorama.


Thanks in advance.


L4 Transporter

Hello @gcampbe9 

I'm creating CSR in Panorama (tab: Device --> Certificate Management --> Certificate).

Once the certificate is signed, upload it to Panorama and push it to the firewall node.

Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

prefer to manage certificates from panorama so you can create the CSR there and upload the response once issued, then push it down to the firewalls that need it

only run the CSR on the firewall if the certificates are stored locally (as else the certificate will only live on the firewall, sharing with other firewall(clusters) would require export while panorama can simply push it out to all)

Tom Piens
PANgurus - Strata specialist; config reviews, policy optimization
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