Registration service with host verification

Using verification with an SSL key certificate is really useful to check if connections between agents and managers are correct. This way, the user avoids the mistake of connecting to a different manager or agent.

Creating a Certificate of Authority (CA)

To use the registration service with SSL certification, you must create a Certificate of Authority that will be used to sign certificates for the manager and the agents. The hosts will receive a copy of this CA in order to verify the remote certificate:

# openssl req -x509 -new -nodes -newkey rsa:4096 -keyout rootCA.key -out rootCA.pem -batch -subj "/C=US/ST=CA/O=Manager"


The file rootCA.key that we have just created is the private key of the CA. It is needed to sign other certificates and it is critical to keep it secure. Note that we will never copy this file to other hosts.

Available options to verify the hosts

After creating your CA, now you have these options to register the Wazuh agents verifying the hosts: