Puppet: Error: Could not connect via HTTPS to https://forge.puppet.com / Unable to verify the SSL certificate / The certificate may not be signed by a valid CA

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Got this error on executing puppet module command.

Error: Could not connect via HTTPS to https://forge.puppet.com / Unable to verify the SSL certificate / The certificate may not be signed by a valid CA / The CA bundle included with OpenSSL may not be valid or up to date

I am using windows with puppet. How do i resolve this error?

Aug 1, 2019 in Puppet by Sam
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This error occurs when you run the puppet module subcommand on newly provisioned Windows nodes. 

The Forge uses an SSL certificate signed by the GeoTrust Global CA certificate. 

Newly provisioned Windows nodes might not have that CA in their root CA store yet.

Download the "GeoTrust Global CA" certificate from GeoTrust's list of root certificates and manually install it by running

certutil -addstore Root GeoTrust_Global_CA.pem.

Hope this Helps!

answered Aug 1, 2019 by Sirajul
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