spacewalk: ERROR "failed SSL connection - bad or expired cert? Proxy activation failed! Installation interrupted"

(Doc ID 2333246.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 22, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86

Symptoms

 While installing the spacewalk proxy server below error  is received:

[root@spacewalk-proxy rhn]# /usr/sbin/configure-proxy.sh
Using RHN parent (from /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date): spacewalk-server.com
Using CA Chain (from /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date): /usr/share/rhn/RHN-ORG-TRUSTED-SSL-CERT
HTTP Proxy []:
Proxy version to activate [2.6]:
Traceback email []:
Use SSL [Y/n]: n
Regardless of whether you enabled SSL for the connection to the Spacewalk Parent
Server, you will be prompted to generate an SSL certificate.
This SSL certificate will allow client systems to connect to this Spacewalk Proxy
securely. Refer to the Spacewalk Proxy Installation Guide for more information.
Organization []:
Organization Unit [spacewalk-proxy.com]:
Common Name [spacewalk-proxy.com]:
City []:
State []:
Country code []:
Email []:
Cname aliases (separated by space) []:
ERROR: failed SSL connection - bad or expired cert?
Proxy activation failed! Installation interrupted.
ERROR: failed SSL connection - bad or expired cert?
There were some answers you had to enter manually.
Would you like to have written those into file
formatted as answers file? [Y/n]: n

Cause

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