SSL for On-Premises

SSL for On-Premises includes the following:

Generate a certificate signing request for SSL

Note: The Rally On-Premises Web server requires the (standard) X.509 digital certificate format.

Rally On-Premises solution is shipped with a default, self-signed SSL certificate. Customers can generate their own certificate, purchase a certificate from a third party vendor, or use the Rally certificate that is installed by default. The following commands outline how to generate a SSL certificate from a third party vendor:

Note: These steps are based on the assumption that the openssl command is available on the system used to create the private keys. You do not need to be on the Rally machine to do this, but the steps below were created using a Linux machine. The steps may differ on a Windows machine with OpenSSL.

  1. Generate a private key:
  2. openssl genrsa -des3 -out 1024

  3. Generate a Certificate Signing Request (this certificate will be used to generate our ssl certificate on the third party's site):
  4. openssl req -new -key –out

  5. Remove the passphrase from the key:
  6. cp
    openssl rsa -in -out

  7. Submit your request to your third party vendor.
  8. The SSL certificate that is obtained should be a single root or unchained certificate. This file will used in combination with the key generated in Step 1 to upload to our On-Premises image.

  9. Verify the format of your certificate by opening the crt file using a text editor. This file should have the same format as the one below:

  11. Use the crt file the vendor sends you in combination with the key file you generated to upload to your On-Premises Image.

Install an SSL certificate

  1. Generate or purchase your certificate (this should be a single root or unchained certificate) and copy your certificate (.cert) and key (.key) files to the Rally server.
  2. Copy them to a convenient place where you may easily access them for installation.

    Important: Do not create a password for your key file. If you create a password for your key file, the Apache web server prompt you for the password, and you will be unable to supply it through the console interface.

  3. From the Control Panel, click the Feature menu, then Server Settings.
  4. Click the SSL Certificate tab.
  5. Click Choose File next to the SSL Certificate indicator to locate your SSL certificate (.cert) file.
  6. Click Choose File next to the SSL Key indicator to locate your SSL key (.key) file.
  7. If your SSL Certificate is a chained certificate, click the Chain Certificate File checkbox.  
  8. Click Choose File next to the SSL Certificate Bundle indicator to locate your SSL Certificate Bundle file.
  9. Click Upload to upload and install your certificate and key files.
  10. Restart the server.


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