Upgrade fails with a "Certificate auth configuration update required" error.


When you try to upgrade to VMware Identity Manager 3.3.1, the following error message appears and upgrade is aborted.

Certificate auth configuration update required for tenant <tenantName> prior to upgrade. 
Pre-update check failed, aborting upgrade.


This problem occurs if certificates for the CertificateAuthAdapter were last added or updated prior to version 3.0.


  1. Log in to the VMware Identity Manager console.
  2. Navigate to Identity & Access Management > Setup.
  3. In the Connectors page, click the link in the Worker column.
  4. Click the Auth Adapters tab, then click CertificateAuthAdapter.
  5. In the Uploaded CA Certificates section, click the red X to remove the certificate.
  6. Click Save.
  7. In the Root and intermediate CA certificates section, click Select File to add the certificate back.
  8. Click Save.
  9. Return to the virtual appliance console and run the upgrade commands again.