If , like me, you like to tweak the OVF file of your susestudio created appliance then you need to recalculate the OVF files SHA1 checksum post editing and put that value into the associated MF file. If you do not, vSphere will barf with a checksum error.
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Calculating SHA1 checksums in linux is straight forward. First make sure that you have openssl installed. Then at the command prompt type
openssl sha1 <filename>
Thanks for the information, Viktor. I am not familiar with the algorithms used in SSL, but if I understand correctly, SHA-1/SHA-2 is only a hash function, right? In OpenSSL source code, I see references of SHA-256, SHA-512, etc. That belong to SHA-2 suites. If OpenSSL only supports SHA-1 HMAC, where and how does the code get used?
This will give you the sha1 checksum. Now edit the MF file and replace the old value with your new one.
vSphere will now deploy your appliance without complaining of a checksum error
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The openssl command, which is included in the
openssl package, allows you to perform various cryptography functions from the OpenSSL library including:
Creating and managing pairs of private and public keys.
Performing public key cryptographic operations.
Creating self-signed certificates.
Creating certificate signing requests (CSRs).
Creating certificate revocation lists (CRLs).
Converting certificate files between various formats.
Calculating message digests.
Encrypting and decrypting files.
Testing both client-side and server-side TLS/SSL with HTTP and SMTP servers.
Verifying, encrypting and signing S/MIME email.
Generating and testing prime numbers, and generating pseudo-random data.
The following are some sample openssl commands.
Create a self-signed X.509 certificate that is valid for 365 days, writing the unencrypted private key to
prikey.pem and the certificate to
Test a self-signed certificate by launching a server that listens on port 443.
Test the client side of a connection. This command returns information about the connection including the certificate, and allows you to directly input HTTP commands.
Openssl Sha1 Hmac
Convert a root certificate to a form that can be published on a web site for downloading by a browser.
Extract a certificate from a server.
Display the information contained in an X.509 certificate.
Display the SHA1 fingerprint of a certificate.
Generate a CSR, writing the unencrypted private key to
prikey.pem and the request to
csr.pem for submission to a CA. The CA signs and returns a certificate or a certificate chain that authenticates your public key.
Display the information contained in a CSR.
Verify a certificate including the signing authority, signing chain, and period of validity.
Display the directory that holds information about the CAs trusted by your system. By default, this directory is
/etc/pki/tls/certs subdirectory contains trusted certificates.
Create an SHA1 digest of a file.
Sign the SHA1 digest of a file using the private key stored in the file
Verify the signed digest for a file using the public key stored in the file
List all available ciphers.
Encrypt a file using Blowfish.
Decrypt a Blowfish-encrypted file.
Convert a base 64 encoded certificate (also referred to as PEM or RFC 1421) to binary DER format.
Openssl Sha1 Verify
Convert the base 64 encoded certificates for an entity and its CA to a single PKCS7 format certificate.
Openssl Sha1 Example C
For more information, see the
x509(1) manual pages.
Openssl Sha1 String
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