"The Block Private Key Export" option - Strange Behavior

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"The Block Private Key Export" option - Strange Behavior

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I read the following explanation about the "The Block Private Key Export" option :  You can permanently block the export of private keys for certificates when you generate them in or import them into PAN-OS or Panorama.


I tested this option for the certificate generated by an external CA as shown below:




I submitted the CSR to the CA server using a template to generate a Subordinate CA so that the Firewall will be able to use it for SSL Decryption for outbound SSL traffic.


When I upload the certificate, notice the missing icon that would indicate that the private key can be exported.




Now when I export the certificate, the firewall invite me to export the private key and the export is successful.


What's wrong?


Because for the Self Signed Certificate, the "The Block Private Key Export" option works fine as shown below:


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