Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Oracle Linux - Peer cert cannot be verified or peer cert invalid

Whenever trying to update a package or install a package with Oracle Linux using YUM you will connect to a local or a remote YUM server which will serve you a list of packages available. By default and based upon good practice this connection will be encrypted. In some cases however a secure connection cannot be made. An example of such a case is when you need to rely on a proxy to the outside world and the proxy is not configured in the right manner to allow you to setup a correct certificate based connection.

In those cases you might end with an error as shown below:
: [Errno 14] Peer cert cannot be verified or peer cert invalid

A couple of options are available to resolve this issue. The most simple way to resolve the issue is to enforce YUM to simply not verify the SSL connection between the server and the YUM repository. To set this as a global setting to ensure you resolve error number 14 (as shown above) you have to edit the configuration file /etc/yum.conf

In /etc/yum.conf you have to ensure that sslverify is set to false. This means the below setting should be changed from true to false;

sslverify=false
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