How to view ZCM server certificates

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  • 08-Jun-2011
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Novell ZENworks Configuration Management (ZCM)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
Microsoft Windows Server


Each ZCM Primary server holds a certificate called: server.der.
They also hold a copy of the Certificate Authority (CA) for the Zone called: ca.der.

The certificates are in the following paths:

Linux: /etc/opt/novell/zenworks/security/
Windows: %ZENWORKS_HOME%\conf\security\


The certificates exist in .der format, to view them first convert to .pem format:

# openssl x509 -inform DER -in server.der -out server.pem

-in server.der = path to the server certificate
-out server.pem = path to store converted .pem file

To view the .pem file:

# openssl x509 -in server.pem -noout -text

-in server.pem = path to converted .pem file.