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Configuration for ecdsa key resource.


(click to see Operations)

NameData TypePermissionsDescription
keyfile<String>Read-writeName for and, optionally, path to the ECDSA key file. /nsconfig/ssl/ is the default path.
Maximum length = 63
curve<String>Read-writeCurve id to generate ECDSA key. Only P_256 and P_384 are supported.
Default value: FIPSEXP_F4
Possible values = P_256, P_384
keyform<String>Read-writeFormat in which the ECDSA key file is stored on the appliance.
Default value: PEM
Possible values = DER, PEM
des<Boolean>Read-writeEncrypt the generated ECDSA key by using the DES algorithm. On the command line, you are prompted to enter the pass phrase (password) that is used to encrypt the key.
des3<Boolean>Read-writeEncrypt the generated ECDSA key by using the Triple-DES algorithm. On the command line, you are prompted to enter the pass phrase (password) that is used to encrypt the key.
aes256<Boolean>Read-writeEncrypt the generated ECDSA key by using the AES algorithm.
password<String>Read-writePass phrase to use for encryption if DES or DES3 option is selected.
Minimum length = 1
Maximum length = 31
pkcs8<Boolean>Read-writeCreate the private key in PKCS#8 format.


(click to see Properties)


Some options that you can use for each operations:

  • Getting warnings in response:NITRO allows you to get warnings in an operation by specifying the "warning" query parameter as "yes". For example, to get warnings while connecting to the Citrix ADC appliance, the URL is as follows:


    If any, the warnings are displayed in the response payload with the HTTP code "209 X-NITRO-WARNING".

  • Authenticated access for individual NITRO operations:NITRO allows you to logon to the Citrix ADC appliance to perform individual operations. You can use this option instead of creating a NITRO session (using the login object) and then using that session to perform all operations,

    To do this, you must specify the username and password in the request header of the NITRO request as follows:



    Note:In such cases, make sure that the request header DOES not include the following:



Mandatory parameters are marked in redand placeholder content is marked in <green>.




Request Headers:

Cookie:NITRO_AUTH_TOKEN=<tokenvalue> Content-Type:application/json

Request Payload:



HTTP Status Code on Success: 200 OK HTTP Status Code on Failure: 4xx <string> (for general HTTP errors) or 5xx <string> (for Citrix ADC specific errors). The response payload provides details of the error

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