default value of server_name config is inconsistent between systems
As you can see here  the default value for server_name is generated using socket module.
It has come to my attention that the value returned by the above code could sometimes be a short hostname or an FQDN. In order to ensure consistency we should start using:
We should also change this line  in pulp-get-ca-certificate to:
#7 Updated by bmbouter over 5 years ago
This should be done in a Y release and a release note added that certificates may need to be regenerated to use a FQDN and any pulp-admin clients should adjust their admin.conf to use the FQDN.
After some discussion, the change to pulp-gen-ca-certificate should not present any backwards compatibility issues because its a self-signed CA cert. It's also not used to sign the httpd certs.
#8 Updated by rbarlow over 5 years ago
On 05/04/2015 03:04 PM, Pulp wrote:
This should be done in a Y release and a release note added that
certificates may need to be regenerated to use a FQDN.
Alternatively, users who are affected should be able to configure
admin.conf to use the hostname that they had been using before to avoid
regenerating the SSL certificates. This may be worth mentioning in the
release notes as well.
#13 Updated by email@example.com over 5 years ago
There is not currently a good way to see what the default hostname is set to. However, if you modify the client config (/etc/pulp/admin/admin.conf) and set 'host' in 'server' section to 'localhost' then you will get a mismatch between the hostname in the CA and the host that the client is trying to connect to. So then when you attempt to login using pulp-admin you will get a message similar to
The server hostname configured on the client did not match the name found in the server's SSL certificate. The client attempted to connect to [localhost] but the server returned [dev.example.com] as its hostname. The expected hostname can be changed in the client configuration file.
The server should always return the same thing as the output of following command:
This should be tested on multiple operating systems.
#23 Updated by bmbouter almost 2 years ago
Pulp 2 is approaching maintenance mode, and this Pulp 2 ticket is not being actively worked on. As such, it is being closed as WONTFIX. Pulp 2 is still accepting contributions though, so if you want to contribute a fix for this ticket, please reopen or comment on it. If you don't have permissions to reopen this ticket, or you want to discuss an issue, please reach out via the developer mailing list.
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