Creating SSL certificates is a common task done in web application infrastructures, so a rake task is provided to generate certificates. These certificates are stored here by the ssl_cert task.
Configure the values used in the SSL certificate by modifying
To generate a certificate set for a new monitoring server, for example:
rake ssl_cert FQDN=monitoring.example.com
Once the certificates are generated, copy them into the cookbook(s) where you want to use them.
cp certificates/monitoring.example.com.* cookbooks/COOKBOOK/files/default
In the recipe for that cookbook, create a
cookbook_file resource to configure a resource that puts them in place on the destination server.
cookbook_file '/etc/apache2/ssl/monitoring.example.com.pem' owner 'root' group 'root' mode 0600 end