Establishing Mutually Trusted TLS Credentials
In order for services instances in two foundations to communicate using TLS encryption, the CredHub “/services/tls_ca” certificate must be trusted in both foundations; otherwise, WAN connections with TLS will fail.
- You have two VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs (TAS for VMs) foundations, A and B, with a network connection between them.
- You wish to establish a TLS-encrypted WAN connection between a service instance on Foundation A and a service instance on Foundation B.
- The Preparing for TLS procedure has been followed for each foundation, establishing a CredHub “/services/tls_ca” certificate for each.
In order for services instances in two foundations to communicate with TLS, the CredHub “/services/tls_ca” certificate must be trusted in both foundations; otherwise, WAN connections requiring TLS will fail.
To be trusted in both foundations, their certificates must be signed by:
- a single CA that is identical in both foundations, or
- two CAs, one in each foundation, which is trusted by the other foundation.
If one of these conditions is satisfied, mutually trusted credentials are already in place; there is no need to implement the following procedure.
If the two foundations have different “/services/tls_ca” certificates that are not already mutually trusted, follow these steps to establish mutual trust.
Assuming you have two different TAS for VMs foundations, A and B, connected by a WAN:
Access the CredHub of Foundation A using instructions from Access BOSH CredHub
Fetch the certificate from Foundation A using CredHub:
credhub get -n /services/tls_ca -k certificate
Record the output.
Navigate to the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard of Foundation B and click the BOSH Director tile.
Append the contents of the new CA certificate to the old CA certificate under Trusted Certificates. Do not remove the old CA certificate.
Distribute the new CA certificate to your VMware Tanzu GemFire for VMs VMs and regenerate each server certificate using the new CA:
- Navigate back to the Installation Dashboard.
- Click Review Pending Changes.
- Click ERRANDS.
- Select Upgrade All Service Instances.
Return to the Installation Dashboard in Ops Manager and click Apply Changes.
Repeat Steps 2 - 9 for Foundation B to put its services CA into Foundation A.