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Certificate error

I am having issues using certificate authentication.

For instance, in SIM under options, version control repository, it lists my CMS trusted status as NO in red. I have tried using the config link but it does not change.

I posted a detailed version of this, and it has not shown up, so I am reposting. This should get my problem across accurately :)
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David Claypool
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Re: Certificate error

Use 'Configure or Repair Agents...' to fix communications and trust.

Re: Certificate error

That fixed that issue, now VCR claims it to be trusted. For some reason, I did not think of the CMS as a client that had an agent to be fixed.


OK. Now I want to use HP SIM to distribute PSP 7.90A to a server and I like the ability for it establish the initial System Management Homepage and VCA configuration.

Running thru the wizard I get to the part where I can "configure System Management HomePage" and I choose "trust by Certicicate." It gives me the option to add a trusted certificate. When I browse to the certificate (servcert.cer) I get an "Error: Unable to read the certificate file"

I created the servcert.cer from within SIM by going thru options, Security, certificates, server certificate, export

I am no expert in certificates, am I missing a step here?
Rob Buxton
Honored Contributor

Re: Certificate error

Open the certificate in something like notepad and use cut and paste. I've never had much luck with the browse for the certificate.

Re: Certificate error

If it does not work so be it :)

OK, so I opened up the exported certificate above in notepad and copied and pasted it into the certificate Data field.

My question is the certificate name that is required, is that just a text label, or must it be something specific for the certificate to be valid. I was planning on using just the servername, but maybe it should be the fqdn or something else?
Rob Buxton
Honored Contributor

Re: Certificate error

I've tended to use the FQDN. I'm not too sure what the actual requirement is.