Add root ca cert to docker-machine

When creating new docker-machine Docker nodes, one needs to add necessary root CA certificates to them in order to let them communicate with SSL protected services. The easiest, if manual, method is to copy the ca certificate (in .pem format) to /var/lib/boot2docker/certs on EVERY swarm node (if running in swarm mode).

Docker – Add trusted root ca to local docker-machine swarm

As one might want when using a custom Docker registry with a cert signed by a custom root ca. As finding the answer to this question has proven somewhat complicated, I’ll note my approach here for future reference (excerpt): Basically, copy pem (Base64 encoded) versions of your CA trust chain into /var/lib/boot2docker/certs/. You can’t use… Continue Reading Docker – Add trusted root ca to local docker-machine swarm