VMware vCloud Director secures client server communication using SSL. If you wish to secure the connection of vCloud Director, then you need to create two certificates for each vCloud Director cell in the group. Then, you need to import those certificates into the host KeyStores before you can install and configure a vCloud Director server group.
So, in a nutshell, each vCloud Director cell in a cluster requires two SSL certificates, one for each of its IP addresses (web portal and console proxy).
All the directories in the pathname of the SSL certificates must be readable by the user:
vcloud.vcloud. This user is created by the vCloud Director installer.
This chapter will cover the following topics: