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Self signed SSL cert does not work on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (?)


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I am running an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as a Microsoft Azure service. Assume the follwing dummy names:

  • local hostname: azure
  • public server name: plasticsrv

Because I want to access the service as 'plasticsrv' from the outside I need to replace the shipped ssl certificate.


Create a quick-and-dirty cert via openssl on the very machine:

    > openssl req -x509 -days 3650 -nodes -newkey rsa:1024 -keyout cert_plasticsrv.pem -out cert_plasticsrv.pem

    > openssl pkcs12 -export -out cert_plasticsrv.pfx -in cert_plasticsrv.pem -name "Plastic service cert"
Specify password during export. Then encrypt password by "> cm crypt the_password > pwd.txt".
Copy plasticsrv.pfx to /opt/plasticscm5/server.
Edit /opt/plasticscm5/server/remoting.conf:
  • replace cert
  • replace password
    > cm lrep ssl://daedwest:8088
        - Error: authentication or decryption failed.
    > cm lrep ssl://azure:8088
        - prints the CN name does not match notice and asks whether you want to install nonetheless
        - this notice tells me that the certificate was read properly
        - saying then produces the: Error: authentication or decryption failed.
If I install the very same certificate on a Windows machine authentication and decryption work.
Did I miss something?
Anybody encountered the same problem?
All the best,


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Hi everybody,


I do not succeed in installing a self-signed cert on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

My prefered way to trigger cert installation would be running:

    > cm lrep ssl://<server_name>:8088




I am still hoping to find somebody that votes on:


     1) I have the same problem


     2) works perfect for me



Any voter gets a mental hug!


All the best,


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