Workstation SSL Best Practice Documentation needed


I am trying to set my workstation using CA certificate.
My workstation is on my Ubuntu host and Chef Server is on AWS EC2 instance.

I have tried every documentation available to get the setup in place, though still get an error message the my certificate can’t be verified.

I have done: Knife ssl fetch and even tried to copy the crt under .chef/trusted_certs.

Can anyone assist?


You should add (append) the CA certificate to two files (the locations are on CentOS, but are probably similar or the same on Ubuntu):

Chef client:


Chef DK:


You will need to do this every time the client or Chef DK is updated.

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