10 Jun 2010

Replace SSL Certificates: Step 4: Create a new PFX-Formatted Certificate

This article forms part of the Replacing vSphere SSL Certificates series.

Before continuing with the steps ioutlined in this article, be sure to have completed Step 3: Submit the new Certificate Request to a Certificate Authority

The rui.key and rui.crt files will be used by VMware products as replacement SSL Certificate files. However in addition to these two files a PFX-formatted certificate file called “rui.pfx” specific for Windows must be created. The “rui.pfx” file is a concatenation of the system’s certificate and private key, exported in PFX format.

 

To create this file, open a new command prompt and change directory to C:\OpenSSL-Win32\bin\ and type the following command:

openssl pkcs12 -export -in rui.crt -inkey rui.key -name rui -passout pass:testpassword –out rui.pfx

IMPORTANT: Do not change testpassword to anything else. The export password has to remain as testpassword as the VMware vCenter Server depends on this password to function correctly.

pkcs12_01_command

Now that the SSL Certificate files have been created, they need to be installed on the vCenter or Update Manager Server.

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