This article describes and issue where the administrator cannot import Device Certificates via XML - Import /Export.
Problem or Goal
Can we transfer the Device Certificates via XML Import Export with PCS device?
No, device certificates cannot be transferred via XML Import /Export with PCS device. The Device Certificates mapped to the PCS have a private key associated to them, and the only way to transfer the device certificates is by using Binary Import / Export.
The following certificate types can be moved using the XML Import/Export feature:
Navigate to Trusted Client CAs
Trusted Server CAs
Code Signing Certificate
The only way to import a Device Certificate, which has the private key, is by using Binary Import and Export in one of the two locations:
The first location is Maintenance > Import/Export > Configuration. You will need to select the option to import Device certificates (along with any other item you may want to import).
The other location to import the certificates is through the certificate import process at System > Configuration > Certificates > DeviceCertificates. Click the button Import Certificate & Key. Use the third option, and import the saved system.cfg with the certificates you want to import.
Clicking on the above option will produce the certificate import page; the option to use is the third one: Import via system Configuration file: