Open a browser, go to the BIG-IP URL:
Log in to the BIG-IP console using the following information:
Click “Configure your BIG-IP (R) using the Configuration Utility.”
In the left pane, click Proxies.
Click the Cert-Admin tab.
On the SSL Certificate Administration page, click the button named “Generate New Key Pair/Certificate Request.”
In the Create Certificate Request page, provide the following information:
Click the button “Generate Key Pair/Certificate Request.”
On the SSL Certificate Request page, the request is generated in the Certificate Request field.
Copy all the text contained in the Certificate Request field.
Save the text in a text file to keep it handy for later use.
Send the text of the certificate request to a Certificate Authority of your choice.
A Certificate Authority is an entity that issues certified digital certificates. VersiSign, Thawte , Entrust, and GoDaddy are just a few examples of Certificate Authority companies. In this deployment example, CA certificates were obtained from OpenSSL. Follow the instructions provided by the Certificate Authority for submitting a certificate request.