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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM Turbonomic ARM
Categories Documentation
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 20, 2022

Update the Install guide for Enforcing Secure Access Via LDAP to be more explicit on which steps to take

In the Installation guide, under Gereral Configuration Tasks is the Enforcing Secure Access Via LDAP section (https://docs.turbonomic.com/docApp/doc/index.html?config=Install_Pnt#!/Latest_Install/_INSTALL_Topics_XL/Config_SecureAccess_LDAP_XL.xml). There are 2 subsections under this heading: '8.1.5 or Later: Installing a Self-signed Certificate' & '8.1.4 or Earlier: Installing a Self-signed Certificate'. Most people will see these and automatically click the '8.1.5 or Later' subsection if they are currently running a version later than 8.1.5.

While the main section heading, 'Enforcing Secure Access Via LDAP' contains clear text stating the subsections are for when you initially installed Turbo, the subsections are not as clear. The first sentence in 8.1.5 or Later for example says it is for a Turbo platform that was installed as version 8.1.5 or later. I think this should be updated to use the same text that is used in the main section and should be in called out clearly with bold and italic text - 'these instructions are for Turbonomic instances that were initially installed before 8.1.5'.

I feel it should also contain instructions to verify as some users will not know when their Turbo instance was originally installed. This can be done by executing a describe on the auth pod to see if the instance is using gluster:

Describe the auth pod and check the volumes

kubectl describe pod auth<TAB>

If you see the following continue using the “8.1.5 or Later: Installing a Self-signed certificate” steps

auth-secret: Type: Secret (a volume populated by a Secret) SecretName: auth-secret Optional: true

If you do not see that please use the “8.1.4 or Earlier: Installing a Self-signed certificate” steps.

Idea priority Low