Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 980291
instructions for generating own CA key and cert using tools such as openssl or genkey
Last modified: 2016-02-18 01:15:07 EST
Section Number and Name:
Procedure 3.1. Configuring Red Hat Update Appliance SSL Certificates
Describe the issue:
Below instructions gives an idea how to acquire CA certs from third party or generate your own. If someone wants to generate their own, there should be instructions to do that.
"Acquire your company's root certificate and private key. Alternatively you can purchase one from a certificate authority (CA), or generate your own using tools such as openssl or genkey.
The CA key and certificate enables you to create SSL keys and certificates for the Red Hat Update Appliance and the CDS, as well as sign the entitlement certificates for the clients to access the CDS instances. "
Suggestions for improvement:
Please document instructions for generating own CA key and cert using tools such as openssl or genkey.
Its not requested by a customer. I asked this because if customers who wanted to know the steps then they open a case with Red Hat Support. Its good to be provide them those steps proactively.