Switch to using https only when registering on-demand instances in public cloud

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications
Azure Virtual Machines
Amazon EC2
Google Cloud Engine

Situation

To register on-demand instances with software update repositories, TCP port 80 and 443 egress were required to be open to SUSE RMT servers from the instance.  There is now an option to switch to https only when registering on-demand instances.  This option only requires that TCP port 443 egress be open to SUSE RMT servers from the instance.

Resolution

Open /etc/regionserverclnt.cfg. If the option httpsOnly = true is present, https only is already enabled by default. No further action is needed. 

If the option httpsOnly = true is not present, edit /etc/regionserverclnt.cfg and add httpsOnly = true on a new line below instanceArgs under the [instance] section.  No additional changes to this file are required or should be changed after adding this option.

For example, in Azure, after enabling this option, the /etc/regionserverclnt.cfg should look similar to the following:

[server]
api = regionInfo
certLocation = /var/lib/regionService/certs
regionsrv = 23.100.36.229,40.121.202.140,52.187.53.250,104.45.31.195,191.237.254.253
[instance]
dataProvider = /usr/bin/azuremetadata --api 2019-08-15 --subscriptionId --billingTag --xml 
instanceArgs = msftazure
httpsOnly = true


 

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  • Document ID:000019705
  • Creation Date: 14-Sep-2020
  • Modified Date:16-Sep-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

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