Exchanging SSL certificates

Use this recipe if your SSL certificate has expired or if you want to exchange self-signed certificates for CA certificates.

Getting ready

We need a working vCD Cell. If you have CA certificates, that's great, otherwise, we will create self-signed ones.

How to do it...

We will now exchange the existing SSL certificates.

Preparation

Perform the following steps as preparation:

  1. Log in to the vCD Cell.
  2. Gain root access, if you haven't already.
  3. Shut down the cell. See the A scripted cell shutdown recipe in Chapter 5, Working with the vCloud API.
  4. Navigate to the vCloud directory with the following command:
    cd /opt/vmware/vcloud-director
    
  5. Make a backup of the certification keystore with the following command (you need to use the path ...

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