As part of the installation process, you must add the SSL certificate of the vCloud Air portal, https://vca.vmware.com, to the trusted keystore of the vSphere Web Client.

1

Save the certificate by following these steps:

a

If you are using a Web browser:

Go to https://vca.vmware.com (this link redirects to https://iam.vchs.vmware.com) and login using your vCloud Air credentials.

After you are logged in, the link redirects to https://us-california-1-3.vchs.vmware.com.

Download and save the site's certificate from https://us-california-1-3.vchs.vmware.com.

Note

Do not download the certificate from https://iam.vchs.vmware.com.

Save the certificate with the file name extension .cer.

Note

Ensure that you select the Base-64 encoded x.509 option while exporting the certificate.

Option

Description

Firefox

Click the lock icon in the URL field, then click More information.

In the Security tab, click View Certificate.

In the Details tab, click Export.

Save the file with the extension .cer, for example, vCloudAir.cer, and the type X.509 Certificate (PEM).

Internet Explorer

Click the lock icon in the URL field, then click View certificates.

In the Details tab, click Copy to File and follow the wizard to export the certificate.

Select Base-64 encoded X.509 (.CER) as the format and save the file with the extension .cer, for example, vCloudAir.cer.

Chrome

Click the lock icon in the URL field.

In the Connection tab, click Certificate information.

In the Details tab, click Copy to File and follow the wizard to export the certificate.

Select the Base-64 encoded X.509 (.CER) format and save the file with the extension .cer, for example, vCloudAir.cer.

b

If you are using Linux, without a Web browser (for example, from the vCenter Server appliance), run the following command to download and save the certificate locally:

echo -n | openssl s_client -connect vchs.vmware.com:443 | sed -ne '/-BEGIN CERTIFICATE-/,/-END CERTIFICATE-/p' > fileName.cer

2

Add the certificate to the trusted keystore of the vSphere Web Client by using the following commands:

a

On Windows:

"C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\keytool.exe" -alias aliasName -v -keystore "C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\vSphereWebClient\server\configuration\keystore" -storepass changeit -import -file path_to_file\fileName.cer

If Java has not been manually installed, you may modify the above command using the following alternate path to keytool.exe:

"C:\Program Files\Common Files\VMware\VMware vCenter Server - Java Components\bin\keytool.exe"

b

On Linux:

/usr/java/jre-vmware/bin/keytool -alias aliasName -v -keystore /usr/lib/vmware-vsphere-client/server/configuration/keystore -storepass changeit -import -file path_to_file/fileName.cer

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