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When I start puppet agent I get this error

Could not request certificate: Could not intern from text/plain: Certname "puppet ca: localhost/localdomain" must not contain unprintable or non-ASCII characters

Both puppet master and agent versions are 3.8.7

In both master and agent /etc/hosts file I added these lines:

10.11.22.166 pclient
10.11.22.173 pmaster

I can ping both pclient and pmaster from each other.

In puppet master puppet.conf I added this line:

[master]
certname = pmaster

In puppet agent puppet.conf file I added this line in [main] block:

server = pmaster

Enabled 8140 port:

iptables -I INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 8140 -j ACCEPT

Puppet Master log:

Certificate:
Data:
    Version: 3 (0x2)
    Serial Number: 4 (0x4)
Signature Algorithm: sha256WithRSAEncryption
    Issuer: CN=Puppet CA: localhost/localdomain
    Validity
        Not Before: May  3 13:29:42 2016 GMT
        Not After : May  3 13:29:42 2021 GMT
    Subject: CN=pmaster
    Subject Public Key Info:
        Public Key Algorithm: rsaEncryption
            Public-Key: (4096 bit)
  • can you try export LC_ALL="en_US.UTF-8" and then start the command again? – syss May 4 '16 at 15:19
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The error is because of

Puppet CA: localhost/localdomain

There is a / in it which is a non-ASCII characters but my problem is different i already assign the different host name so delete the ssl dir which is in /var/lib/puppet/ssl and than resign it again using this command

# puppet master --verbose --no-daemonize

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