Use a custom SSL certificate for the console
The console uses a certificate signed by PE's built-in certificate authority (CA). Because this CA is specific to PE, web browsers don't know it or trust it, and you have to add a security exception in order to access the console. You might find that this is not an acceptable scenario and want to use a custom CA to create the console's certificate.
- You should have a X.509 cert, signed by the custom party CA, in PEM format, with matching private and public keys.
- If your custom cert is issued by an intermediate CA, the CA bundle needs to contain a complete chain, including the applicable root CA.
- The keys and certs used in this procedure must be in PEM format.
- Retrieve the custom certificate's public and private keys, and, for ease of use, name them as follows:
- Add the files from step 1 to
- Use the console to edit the parameters of the
- Click Classification, and in the PE Infrastructure group, select the PE Console group.
- On the Configuration tab, in the
puppet_enterprise::profile::consoleclass, add the following parameters:
- Commit changes.
- Run Puppet.
- When the run is complete, restart the console and the nginx service for the changes to take effect.
puppet resource service pe-console-services ensure=stopped puppet resource service pe-console-services ensure=running puppet resource service pe-nginx ensure=stopped puppet resource service pe-nginx ensure=running
You should now be able to navigate to your console and see the custom certificate in your browser.