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Appendix A. Appendix

A.1. Using a Self-Signed CA Certificate

Adding a self-signed Certificate Authority (CA) certificate for SSL authentication requires additional configuration on OpenStack Platform and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) providers.


This procedure is not required for OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat Virtualization, or middleware manager providers, which have the option to select SSL trusting custom CA as a Security Protocol in the user interface. These steps are needed only for providers without this option in the user interface.

Before adding the provider, configure the following:

  1. Copy your provider’s CA certificate in PEM format to /etc/pki/ca-trust/source/anchors/ on your CloudForms appliance.
  2. Update the trust settings on the appliance:

    # update-ca-trust
  3. Restart the EVM processes on the server:

    # rake evm:restart

The CA certificate is added to the appliance, and you can add the provider to CloudForms.