Certification Workflow Engine (CWE) Decommission Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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The Certification Workflow Engine (CWE) will be decommissioned on December 7, 2017. The transition from CWE to Red Hat Certification (RH-Cert) improves the partner certification experience. This FAQ explains the actions you need to perform after CWE is shut down, and provides contact information in case of any issues.

What changes will occur after the CWE to RH-Cert transition? How should I prepare for the transition?

The functionality of RH-Cert will be same as that of CWE. When RH-Cert is installed in an environment, it will connect to the Red Hat website. To proceed with the transition, download RH-Cert here.

What are the benefits of the CWE to RH-Cert transition?

The transition introduces feature parity and collaboration for partners’ convenience. Feature parity will enable you to conduct certification from the RH-Cert web user interface instead of the CWE webpage. Thus, you do not have to operate on two different systems to generate a certification. In addition, working on the single system enhances the internal collaboration as it caters to your certification needs.

Where can I download the redhat-certification package?


Where can I locate and review my previous certifications and details?

The RH-Cert web user interface will have links for all old certifications.

What should I do if RH-Cert web user interface is not working?

You will need to open a support case and a Red Hat support representative will contact you.

Can I run the certification tests using Command Line Interface (CLI)?

Yes, the CLI option will still be available.

I perform testing in local sandboxes, download the results, and then submit them via CWE. After the transition, how do I submit my results?

After the transition, you can submit the results using curl commands.

How should I send the results if the submit option on RH-Cert is not working?

On the RH-Cert web user interface, you can post a comment under the “Dialog” section and let the Red Hat certification team know about the issues that you are facing. In case of urgency, use the curl commands.

Which ports and protocols are required to be enabled for redhat-certification to function?

The app server (Local Test Server) contacts the test client (System Under Test) via port 8009. The client contacts the server via port 80 (http). To contact Red Hat, the server uses the default for https, subject to proxy configurations.

After the transition, where will my certified products be listed?

They will be listed on the Red Hat Ecosystem page as they were before the transition.

Is there a video recording showcasing the new workflow available that I can refer to?

Yes, there is one hosted on the Customer Portal: https://access.redhat.com/videos/3231331. Please note this is specific to the Certified Cloud & Service Provider (CCSP) program and similar videos will be recorded for RHOSP and HWCERT programs and uploaded on portal.

Whom should I contact for any other queries or comments?

You can use the comment section below or send an email to cert-ops@redhat.com.