HTTPS Access Planning

You can enable secure HTTPS access for StarlingX OpenStack’s REST API endpoints or OpenStack Horizon Web interface users.


To enable HTTPS access for StarlingX OpenStack, you must enable HTTPS in the underlying StarlingX platform.

By default, StarlingX OpenStack provides HTTP access for remote connections. For improved security, you can enable HTTPS access. When HTTPS access is enabled, HTTP access is disabled.

When HTTPS is enabled for the first time on a StarlingX OpenStack system, a self-signed certificate is automatically installed. In order to connect, remote clients must be configured to accept the self-signed certificate without verifying it (“insecure” mode).

For secure-mode connections, a CA-signed certificate is required. The use of a CA-signed certificate is strongly recommended.

You can update the certificate used by StarlingX OpenStack at any time after installation.