Storage Provider Certificates
Version 1712 and above of the Enterprise File Fabric, by default, apply more stringent requirements on SSL/TLS certificates. This affects storage providers that are accessed over HTTPS. In particular, providers with self-signed certificates and certificates with missing intermediate chains will now return errors. These certificates can either be corrected by the storage administrator or the Enterprise File Fabric can be set to allow these certificates.
Validating Storage Certificates
Log into the Enterprise File Fabric as the “smeconfiguser” and run the following command against all storage providers accessed over HTTPS:
If curl returns any error of type (60), the storage provider will no longer work with the defaults in v1712.
curl https://storageFQDN curl: (60) Peer's Certificate issuer is not recognized. More details here: http://curl.haxx.se/docs/sslcerts.html
curl https://storageFQDN curl: (60) Peer's certificate issuer has been marked as not trusted by the user.
curl https://storageFQDN curl: (60) Peer's Certificate has expired.
Note: The Enterprise File Fabric will not allow use of storage with an expired certificate
Disabling certificate validation
Storage Made Easy always recommends the use of valid certificates from signed public authorities. However, to preserve functionally with storage providers added prior to v1712, the following procedure will disable certificate validation:
For each storage type that fails curl validation an entry will need to be made in config.inc.php. Find below the list of valid storage providers and the accompanying variable to disable provider certificate validation:
|Amplidata||var $ssl_certificates_amplidata = '0';|
|BlueMix Object Storage||var $ssl_certificates_bluemix = '0';|
|Caringo Swarm||var $ssl_certificates_caringoswarm = '0';|
|Ceph||var $ssl_certificates_ceph = '0';|
|Cleversafe||var $ssl_certificates_cleversafe = '0';|
|Cloudian||var $ssl_certificates_cloudian = '0';|
|Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage||var $ssl_certificates_dellemc = '0';|
|EMC Atmos S3||var $ssl_certificates_atmoss3 = '0';|
|HostingSolutions.it||var $ssl_certificates_hostsolit = '0';|
|HPHelion||var $ssl_certificates_hphelion = '0';|
|IBM Cloud Object Storage||var $ssl_certificates_ibmcloud = '0';|
|Igneous||var $ssl_certificates_igneous = '0';|
|Leonovus||var $ssl_certificates_leonovus = '0';|
|Minio Object Storage||var $ssl_certificates_minio = '0';|
|Mirantis||var $ssl_certificates_mirantis = '0';|
|Open S3 - S3 Compatible Cloud||var $ssl_certificates_opens3 = '0';|
|OpenIO||var $ssl_certificates_openio = '0';|
|OpenStack||var $ssl_certificates_openstack = '0';|
|SoftLayer||var $ssl_certificates_softlayer = '0';|
|Swift v3||var $ssl_certificates_swift = '0';|
|SwiftStack||var $ssl_certificates_swiftstack = '0';|
If you wish to disable certificate validation for a storage provider that is not on this list, please contact SME at: email@example.com
Log into the SME appliance as smeconfiguser e.g.
Change user to root
Add the required variables to the file: /var/www/smestorage/publichtml/config.inc.php below the line: var $sslversion = 'tls';
For example, if the backend storage providers Minio and Ceph have self-signed certificates the following will be added:
var $ssl_version = 'tls'; var $ssl_certificates_minio = '0'; var $ssl_certificates_ceph = '0';
Once added, save the config.inc.php file and confirm normal Enterprise File Fabric operation against altered storage providers by logging into web console as an Organization Administrator then upload and download a file.