TLS Certificate Requirements and Recommendations
If you choose to manually configure TLS, you must use your own certificates. The certificates must meet the requirements listed here.
Verify the following minimum requirements:
- The KeyStore must contain only one PrivateKeyEntry. Using multiple private keys in one KeyStore is not supported.
- The KeyStore password and key/certificate password must be the same or no password should be set on the certificate.
- The unique KeyStores used on each cluster node must use the same KeyStore password and key/certificate password. Ambari and Cloudera Manager do not support defining unique passwords per host.
- The X509v3 ExtendedKeyUsages section of the certificate must have
the following attributes:
- clientAuth - This attribute is for TLS web client authentication.
- serverAuth - This attribute is for TLS web server authentication.
- The signature algorithm used for the certificate must be
- The certificates must not use wildcards. Each cluster node must have its own certificate.
- Subject Alternate Names (SANs) are mandatory and should at least include the FQDN of the host.
- Additional names for the certificate/host can be added to the certificate as SANs.
- Add the FQDN used for the CN as a DNS SAN entry.
- If you are planning to use a load balancer, include the FQDN for the load balancer as a DNS SAN entry.
- The X509v3 KeyUsage section of the certificate must include the
Cloudera recommends the following security protocols:
- Use certificates that are signed by a CA. Do not issue self-signed certificates.
- Generate a unique certificate per host.