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Why do I get mismatched cert for my windows node?

asked 2014-03-18 07:48:19 -0500

fanttazio gravatar image


I installed puppet agent for a windows 7 node. everything went smoothly but when I ran puppet agent I got a certificate mismatched telling to remove the certs from both the node and master and run it again. I did that and I checked in my node into master but after a while when I resumed the windows node (It's a VM) I got the same error. Any reason for this error?

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answered 2014-03-18 09:28:10 -0500

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Is it possible that you have run puppet both as a service (puppet will run as the user SYSTEM) and in an ad hoc fashion as an unprivileged user? If that is the case puppet uses different directories for the certificate because the unprivileged cannot write in the normal data directory (%PROGRAMDATA%\PuppetLabs\).

Please check which describes this error.

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Looks like that was the problem but I might have done it wrong so still waiting for something to pop up

fanttazio gravatar imagefanttazio ( 2014-03-18 10:47:03 -0500 )edit

There are two locations locally you would need to remove certs from. Check ~/.puppet (I believe) and then remove any certs from there. Note that ~ is wherever your home directory ...(more)

rob gravatar imagerob ( 2014-03-19 12:26:05 -0500 )edit

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