Delete a Private Key

You can delete a private key along with its certificate chain from the keystore. Use this action with caution, as deleting a private key is permanent. If you delete a key that is the default SSL or CA key, be sure to designate a replacement immediately, otherwise the following will occur:
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You can delete a private key along with its certificate chain from the keystore. Use this action with caution, as deleting a private key is permanent. If you delete a key that is the default SSL or CA key, be sure to designate a replacement immediately, otherwise the following will occur:
  • If you delete the CA key and do not designate a replacement, CA services will be unavailable when the cluster is restarted.
  • If you delete the SSL key and do not designate a replacement, the following will occur after the cluster is restarted: the first cluster node that starts up will automatically create a self-signed SSL key and configure the cluster to use that as its SSL key.
To delete a private key:  
  1. In the Policy Manager, select
    [Tasks] > Certificates, Keys, and Secrets > Manage Private Keys
    from the Main Menu. The Manage Private Keys dialog appears.
  2. Select the private key to be deleted and then click [
    Properties
    ]. The Private Keys Properties dialog appears.
  3. Click [
    Destroy Key
    ] in the 
    Other Actions
     section. You are prompted to confirm.
  4. Select the check box to indicate that you are aware of the consequences of deleting a private key. The [
    OK
    ] button is enabled only when the check box is selected.
  5. Click [
    OK
    ]. The private key is deleted. Note that all cluster nodes must be restarted before the deletion takes full effect.