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By default, the Blancco LUN Eraser software does not check the Blancco Management Console's certificate validity when connecting using HTTPS. If additional security is needed then certificate verification can be enabled.

When the certificate validity is checked then the Blancco Management Console hostname must match that in the certificate and the certificate's signer must be trusted. If either of those two conditions are not met you will see the below error code. In this case, the Blancco Management Console's address is

Could not initiate secure connection to
Verify that your operating systems security certificates are up to date.
Refer to manual or for setting custom certificate location.

Step-by-step guide

The verification of the certificate can be enabled in the LUN Eraser configuration file using the option "VerifyMCCert". Changing the value to 1 enables the verification and 0 disables it (default).

Enable certificate verification

VerifyMCCert = "1"

In some cases, the certificate's signer is not trusted, This can happen for example if the environment running Blancco LUN Eraser is not updated or the Blancco Management Console certificate is self-signed. In this case, you need to add the certificate signer to a list of trusted signers. This can be done by either placing the certificate file to one of the default locations /etc/ssl/certs and /etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt or to a custom location.

The custom certificate location can be defined using the "MCCertPath" option within the configuration file. In the following example, the certificates will also be checked using the path /tmp/mc_certificate.

MCCertPath = "/tmp/mc_certificate"