A blank csr.txt fileA interesting quirk of an issue with this one; when generating a CSR to secure the iDRAC (version 8) interface on a Dell T430 server it appears that you can’t use an apostrophe in any of the fields else you are presented with a empty/blank csr.txt file (see right).

The work around is simple if a little annoying (especially when CSRs generated with other tools allow apostrophes) in that you remove the apostrophe from all of fields in the request. I’d imagine this is the same for other special characters as well.

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2 Responses to Requesting a CSR from Dell iDRAC gives you a blank file

  • Jonathan Matthews says:

    I don’t have any apostrophes or special characters and I’m still getting a blank file. Have you run across anything else that could cause this problem?

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