Add Hosts with Full TLS Authentication to the Management Portal
Connect hosts that require full TLS authentication over HTTPS by using certificate to authenticate against the host.
IMPORTANT: If you have deployed multiple instances of the vSphere Integrated Containers appliance, you can only register a virtual container host (VCH) with one instance of the management portal at a time.
Obtain the client private key (key.pem) and client public key (cert.pem) for authentication against the VCH.
- In the management portal, navigate to Administration > Identity Management and click Credentials to configure the certificates to be used for authentication against the host.
- Click +Credential to add new entry.
- In the New Credential dialog box, enter name and click the Certificate radio button.
- In the Public certificate text box, enter the content of the cert.pem file.
- In the Private certificate text box, enter the content of the key.pem file.
- Click Save.
- Navigate to Home > Infrastructure > Container Hosts and click +New.
On the New Container Host page, configure the host settings.
- Enter name for the host.
- Select VCH as Host type.
Enter the endpoint for the VCH as URL.
For example, https://hostname:2376.
As Credentials, select the certificates that you configured for that host and click Save.
The VCH appears on the Container Hosts page and can be managed.