Netsus certificate - catalina

jmercier
Contributor II

hi to all... banging my head on this...

Netsus was working fine with all computers from 10.12 to 10.14. Now with 10.15, with HTTP catalog address not finding any updates...

So decided to change to HTTPS.

Now message on 10.15 Macs while looking for my Netsus server saying that certificate to access the server is not valid.

So I guess because the certificat by default on NETsus is self signed and not secure. So trying to create another on through GUI on Netsus webadmin console....

BANG... nothing works... having difficulties to create it. Ik have all the parts but at the end the console gives me the error :

Chain verify error 18 at 0 depth lookup:self signed certificate.

1- anybody with a solution without changing the cert in Netsus ?
2- anybody with detailed instruction for the Netsus cert replacement ?

anything else ?

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carlo_anselmi
Contributor III

Hello, with Catalina clients I use the specific catalog in NetSUS, setting the URL with a policy (File & Processes/Execute Command)

defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL http://yourNetSUS.domain.com/index-10.15-10.14-10.13-10.12-10.11-10.10-10.9-mountainlion-lion-snowleopard-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog

You may also try with a different catalog

http://yourNetSUS.domain.com/content/catalogs/others/index-10.15-10.14-10.13-10.12-10.11-10.10-10.9-mountainlion-lion-snowleopard-leopard.merged-1_SUS.sucatalog

If you paste the URL in a browser, you should see the XML with all the available updates

Also I have another policy with (File & Processes/Execute Command)

defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate SUDisableEVCheck -bool TRUE

You may try using a script putting the two commands together
Hope it helps
Ciao
Carlo

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jmercier
Contributor II

Thanks to all... its all fixed... rebuild the Netsus server had problem on the DNS name on the appliance and change couple of things and started working after... thanks

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carlo_anselmi
Contributor III

Hello, with Catalina clients I use the specific catalog in NetSUS, setting the URL with a policy (File & Processes/Execute Command)

defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL http://yourNetSUS.domain.com/index-10.15-10.14-10.13-10.12-10.11-10.10-10.9-mountainlion-lion-snowleopard-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog

You may also try with a different catalog

http://yourNetSUS.domain.com/content/catalogs/others/index-10.15-10.14-10.13-10.12-10.11-10.10-10.9-mountainlion-lion-snowleopard-leopard.merged-1_SUS.sucatalog

If you paste the URL in a browser, you should see the XML with all the available updates

Also I have another policy with (File & Processes/Execute Command)

defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate SUDisableEVCheck -bool TRUE

You may try using a script putting the two commands together
Hope it helps
Ciao
Carlo

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carlo_anselmi
Contributor III

ThijsX
Valued Contributor

Does the SSL cert meets the Catalina requirements?

Requirements for trusted certificates in iOS 13 and macOS 10.15

jmercier
Contributor II

Thanks to all... its all fixed... rebuild the Netsus server had problem on the DNS name on the appliance and change couple of things and started working after... thanks

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Dalmatian
Contributor

@jmercier Im having the same problem here, could you let me know where did you change?