The Orchestrator configuration interface uses a secure connection to communicate with vCenter Server, relational database management system (RDBMS), LDAP, vCenter Single Sign-On, or other servers. You can import the required SSL certificate from a URL or file.

About this task

Note:

LDAP authentication is deprecated.

You can import the vCenter Server SSL certificate from the SSL Trust Manager tab in the Orchestrator configuration interface.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Orchestrator configuration interface as vmware.
  2. Click Network.
  3. In the right pane, click the SSL Trust Manager tab.
  4. Load the vCenter Server SSL certificate in Orchestrator from a URL address or file.

    Option

    Action

    Import from URL

    Specify the URL of the vCenter Server:

    https://your_vcenter_server_IP_address or your_vcenter_server_IP_address:port

    Import from file

    Obtain the vCenter Server certificate file. The file is usually available at the following locations:

    • C:\Documents and Settings\AllUsers\ApplicationData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\SSL\rui.crt

    • /etc/vmware/ssl/rui.crt

  5. Click Import.

    A message confirming that the import is successful appears.

  6. Repeat the steps for each vCenter Server instance that you want to add to the Orchestrator server.

Results

The imported certificate appears in the Imported SSL certificates list. On the Network tab, the red triangle changes to a green circle to indicate that the component is now configured correctly.

What to do next

Each time you want to specify the use of an SSL connection to a vCenter Server instance, you must return to SSL Trust Manager on the Network tab and import the corresponding vCenter Server SSL certificate.