After the Identity Appliance certificate is updated, the system administrator updates the vCloud Automation Center Appliance with the new certificate information. This process reestablishes trusted communications between the virtual appliances.

Use the import-certificate command to import the SSL certificate from the Identity Appliance into the SSL keystore used by the vCloud Automation Center Appliance. The alias value specifies the alias under which the imported certificate is stored in the keystore, and url is the address of the SSL endpoint.

1

Start Putty or another Unix SSL remote login tool.

2

Log in to the vCloud Automation Center Appliance with user name root and the password you specified when deploying the appliance.

3

Execute the import-certificate command:

/usr/sbin/vcac-config import-certificate --alias websso --url https://identity-hostname.domain.name:7444

For example:

/usr/sbin/vcac-config import-certificate --alias websso --url https://identity-vm76-115.eng.mycompany.com:7444

4

Restart the vCloud Automation Center Appliance.

5

Navigate to the vCloud Automation Center Appliance management console by using its fully qualified domain name, https://vcac-va-hostname.domain.name:5480/.

6

Select System > Reboot.

7

Click Services. The following services must be running to log in to the console. They usually start in about 10 minutes.

authorization

authentication

eventlog-service

shell-ui-app

branding-service

plugin-service

The certificate is updated on the vCloud Automation Center Appliance.