[Gluster-users] What’s the purpose of /var/lib/glusterd/nfs/secret.pem.pub ?

Jiffin Tony Thottan jthottan at redhat.com
Mon Dec 4 09:49:47 UTC 2017

On Friday 01 December 2017 03:04 AM, Adam Ru wrote:
> Some time ago I read and followed this quide for installing and
> configuring Gluster:
> http://blog.gluster.org/linux-scale-out-nfsv4-using-nfs-ganesha-and-glusterfs-one-step-at-a-time/
> with steps to create certificate:
> /var/lib/glusterd/nfs/secret.pem
> /var/lib/glusterd/nfs/secret.pem.pub
> and distribute public and private cert file among nodes.
> I’ve just tried new Gluster 3.12 and I forgot to create the
> certificate and I created new cluster and it worked:
> sudo gluster peer probe SecondNode
> peer probe: success.
> sudo gluster peer probe ThirdNode
> peer probe: success.
> After I mounted Gluster volumes everything seems to work and Gluster
> replicates files.
> So why do I need the certificate?


If u are not using nfs-ganesha then those files are not required.
Those certificates are used for internal communications for 
setting/modifying the nfs-ganesha HA,
nothing to do with gluster at all.

> Thank you.
> Kind regards,
> Adam
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