Unable to authenticate via SSL with the certificate that has been applied to the Notification Server.
Last Updated September 22, 2014
The customer is trying to install Symantec Management Platform 7 (NS7) in a server that uses SSL. The SSL certificate was issued with this format: computername.domain.com. In this implementation, the server is NOT a member of the domain. As well the client machines will be part of a workgroup. During the initial installation for the Symantec Management Platform 7 (NS7), the configuration used was left as "Default Web Site" and "computername.domain.com" with ports 80 and 443 for his SSL implementation. SIM installed all the MSIs for the platform but as soon as the configuration process started, it failed when trying to reach "https://computername.domain.com/Altiris/NS/Services/NSConfigurationWebService.asmx". The customer received a http error 401 Unauthorized in the installation logs. When we copied the affected link, we got a window asking for authentication. The customer added the Admin credentials and IIS didn't accepted them. We got a message saying that the credentials were invalid.
The SSL Certificate didn't match the computer name. Since the Server was not part of a domain, the server had an incomplete entry and because the SSL certificate was issued to use a FQDN for name, this caused issues during authentication.
Make sure that the server name matches the certificate name. In this particular case since the server was in a workgroup, the 'domain.com' suffix was not part of the computer name. The SSL Certificate was issued as "computername.domain.com" format so it was not matching properly for validation.
1. Go to Start>My Computer> right-click>Properties 2. Under the 'Computer Name' tab, click on 'Change' 3. When the 'Computer Name Changes' window opens, click on 'More...' 4. Under the 'DNS Suffix and NetBIOS Computer Name', add the 'domain.com' entry for the 'Primary DNS suffix on this computer' 5. Save changes
After following the steps above you should be able to restart the installation process and finish with the configuration process.