Add SSL certificate for Cloudbreak web UI

By default Cloudbreak has been configured with a self-signed certificate for access via HTTPS. This is sufficient for many deployments such as trials, development, testing, or staging. However, for production deployments, a trusted certificate is preferred and can be configured in the controller. Follow these steps to configure the cloud controller to use your own trusted certificate.


To use your own certificate, you must have:


  1. SSH to the Cloudbreak host instance:

    ssh -i mykeypair.pem cloudbreak@[CONTROLLER-IP-ADDRESS]

  2. Make sure that the target fully qualified domain name (FQDN) which you plan to use for Cloudbreak is resolvable:


    For example:


  3. Browse to the Cloudbreak deployment directory and edit the Profile file:

    vi /var/lib/cloudbreak-deployment/Profile

  4. Replace the value of the PUBLIC_IP variable with the TARGET-CONTROLLER-FQDN value:


  5. Copy your private key and certificate files for the FQDN onto the Cloudbreak host. These files must be placed under /var/lib/cloudbreak-deployment/certs/traefik/ directory.

    File permissions for the private key and certificate files can be set to 600.

    File Example
    PRIV-KEY-LOCATION /var/lib/cloudbreak-deployment/certs/traefik/
    CERT-LOCATION /var/lib/cloudbreak-deployment/certs/traefik/
  6. Configure TLS details in your Profile by adding the following line at the end of the file.

    Notice that CERT-LOCATION and PRIV-KEY-LOCATION are file locations from Step 5, starting at the /certs/... path.


    For example:

    export CBD_TRAEFIK_TLS="/certs/traefik/,/certs/traefik/"

  7. Restart Cloudbreak deployer:

    cbd restart

  8. Using your web browser, access the Cloudbreak UI using the new resolvable fully qualified domain name.

  9. Confirm that the connection is SSL-protected and that the certificate used is the certificate that you provided to Cloudbreak.