Glance with SSL: sslv3 alert handshake failure

asked 2015-08-01 04:19:20 -0600

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Hi, I'm currenty trying to reconfigure a working OpenStack test environment that I've set up using the OpenStack Guide for Ubuntu 14.04 [1]. I want each service so use SSL so the traffic between the nodes is encrypted. Keystone already works using SSL (tested using keystone --insecure endpoint-list). I've used keystone-manage ssl_setup to generate the certs and keys. For now I want to use the same certs and keys for every service. Unfortunately I'm getting the following error with glance:

curl https://ControllerNode.sdn:9292 -k
curl: (35) error:14094410:SSL routines:SSL3_READ_BYTES:sslv3 alert handshake failure

glance --insecure --debug image-list
curl -i -X GET -H ´'User-Agent: python-glanceclient' -H 'Content-Type: application/octet-stream' -H 'Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate' -H 'Accept: */*' -H 'X-Auth-Token: ***' -k --cert None --key None https://ControllerNode.sdn:9292/v1/images/detail?sort_key=name&sort_dir=asc&limit=20
Error finding address for https://ControllerNode.sdn:9292/v1/images/detail?sort_key=name&sort_dir=asc&limit=20: [Errno 1] _ssl.c:510: error:14094410:SSL routines:SSL3_READ_BYTES:sslv3 alert handshake failure


cert_file = /etc/glance/ssl/certs/keystone.pem
key_file = /etc/glance/ssl/private/keystonekey.pem
ca_file = /etc/glance/ssl/certs/ca.pem
registry_client_protocol = https
registry_client_key_file = /etc/glance/ssl/private/keystonekey.pem
registry_client_cert_file = /etc/glance/ssl/certs/keystone.pem
registry_client_ca_file = /etc/glance/ssl/certs/ca.pem
registry_client_insecure = True


cert_file = /etc/glance/ssl/certs/keystone.pem
key_file = /etc/glance/ssl/private/keystonekey.pem
ca_file = /etc/glance/ssl/certs/ca.pem

Does anyone happen to know what the problem could be in this case? I'm assuming it is a Glance related problem because Keystone seems to work fine.

Python 2.7.6
curl 7.35.0

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I'm experiencing the same error when converting my endpoints to ssl. keystone seems to work ok, but glance, nova, cinder, etc all get this error. Uggh

jkilborn gravatar imagejkilborn ( 2015-11-17 14:01:13 -0600 )edit

glance image-list Error finding address for ( bad handshake: Error([('SSL routines', 'SSL3_READ_BYTES', 'sslv3 alert handshake failure')],)

jkilborn gravatar imagejkilborn ( 2015-11-17 14:01:30 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-11-23 07:09:12 -0600

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Try commenting out the ca_file = /etc/glance/ssl/certs/ca.pem from the glance-api.conf Having the ca_file line in the config means it will try to do client certificate validation. You likely don't want this. You just want the server to provide a certificate to the client.

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