Skip to content

Contact sales

By filling out this form and clicking submit, you acknowledge our privacy policy.
  • Labs icon Lab
  • A Cloud Guru
Google Cloud Platform icon

Enabling TLS for a Consul Cluster

In this hands-on lab, you will enable TLS encryption on a 3 node cluster. You will be provided with three server agents that are already part of a cluster in the dc1 datacenter. You will need to create the CA (Certificate Authority) and the certificates for the server agents. Then configure each of the server agents to use TLS with the certificates you created. Finally, you will then test to ensure TLS is working between the server agents.

Google Cloud Platform icon

Path Info

Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 45m
Clock icon Mar 05, 2021

Contact sales

By filling out this form and clicking submit, you acknowledge our privacy policy.

Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Log in and Verify Servers Are in the Same Cluster

    1. Log in the server using the credentials provided.
    2. Ensure all agents are in the same cluster.
  2. Challenge

    Create the Certificate Authority

    1. Using the appropriate commands, create the CA in order to create the TLS certificates.
  3. Challenge

    Create the Certificates for Server Agents

    1. Create the required certificates to encrypt the communications via TLS.
  4. Challenge

    Configure the Server Agents to Use TLS and Check the Logs to Confirm

    1. Configure all the server agents to use CA (Certificate Authority) and the server certificates.
    2. Restart Consul agents on all the servers.
    3. Verify the logs are showing TLS is 'true'.

The Cloud Content team comprises subject matter experts hyper focused on services offered by the leading cloud vendors (AWS, GCP, and Azure), as well as cloud-related technologies such as Linux and DevOps. The team is thrilled to share their knowledge to help you build modern tech solutions from the ground up, secure and optimize your environments, and so much more!

What's a lab?

Hands-on Labs are real environments created by industry experts to help you learn. These environments help you gain knowledge and experience, practice without compromising your system, test without risk, destroy without fear, and let you learn from your mistakes. Hands-on Labs: practice your skills before delivering in the real world.

Provided environment for hands-on practice

We will provide the credentials and environment necessary for you to practice right within your browser.

Guided walkthrough

Follow along with the author’s guided walkthrough and build something new in your provided environment!

Did you know?

On average, you retain 75% more of your learning if you get time for practice.

Start learning by doing today

View Plans