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PKI Renew

For a general overview of PKI in oVirt, see Features/PKI.

This page documents optional changes that can be done to PKI during upgrade.

Expiry and RFC2459 compatibility

Since 3.5.4, engine-setup checks for certificates (close/past) expiry and for compatibility with rfc2459, and if needed, prompts the user to renew the PKI.

If the reply is 'No', engine-setup does not renew. On a later run (e.g. next upgrade), it checks and prompts again.

See also: 3.5.4 Release Notes


Recent browsers (as of 2017) require the subjectAltName extension in https certificates.

Since 4.1.2, engine-setup on clean setups creates certificates that contain this extension.

See also: BZ 1449084

Since 4.1.4, engine-setup checks subjectAltName existence on upgrades, and if missing, prompts, suggesting to renew the PKI.

See also: BZ 1450293