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spacewalk-sync-setup Fail due to "certificate verify failed (_ssl.c:579)" (Doc ID 2353401.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.4 and later
Linux x86-64


When configuring Master and Slave Spacewalk Servers (v2.6) by using the spacewalk-sync-setup command, it fails on both master server and slave server with same error below. 

[root@master ~]# spacewalk-sync-setup --apply --create-templates --ml=admin --mp=password --sl=admin --sp=password

INFO: Connecting to
INFO: Connecting to
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/bin/spacewalk-sync-setup", line 624, in <module>
slave_cnx = connectTo(slave_info)
File "/bin/spacewalk-sync-setup", line 308, in connectTo
key = client.auth.login(info['login'], info['password'])
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 1233, in __call__
return self.__send(self.__name, args)
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 1587, in __request
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 1273, in request
return self.single_request(host, handler, request_body, verbose)
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 1301, in single_request
self.send_content(h, request_body)
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 1448, in send_content
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 1013, in endheaders
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 864, in _send_output
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 826, in send
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 1236, in connect
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 350, in wrap_socket
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 611, in __init__
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 833, in do_handshake
ssl.SSLError: [SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED] certificate verify failed (_ssl.c:579)


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