back to article Cisco let an SSL cert expire in its VPN kit – and broke network provisioning brokers

If your inter-office Cisco-powered VPN suddenly isn't working properly, there's an upcoming update you may need to install. The issue is specific to Switchzilla's Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module (APIC-EM), which is its software-defined networking controller for enterprise networks. It relies on …

  1. Mayday
    Facepalm

    Manual Patch?

    "It relies on an embedded SSL certificate"

    How about being able to install your own or some other certificate?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Facepalm

      Re: Manual Patch?

      > How about being able to install your own or some other certificate?

      Because the average cisco certified techie has never used anything else except a web browser and wouldn't know how. Cisco has multiple paths for certification; entry, associate, professional, expert, architect, routing and switching, cloud, cyberOps, industrial, security. Now tell me again, where do I click :]

      1. Mayday
        Gimp

        Re: Manual Patch?

        CCIE here.

        I can assure you that I do know how to install a certificate!

        Even so Cisco docs are generally pretty good with all this kind of stuff, although I'd have to say they have been in decline in recent years particularly with acquired and new or "non traditional" products (ie not routers/switches/security products).

        In addition Cisco GUIs are traditionally woeful and on the occasion I need to dive into the config I generally prefer the CLI. Having said that ACI GUI in the current version is better than previous version, just like dried up cow shit is better than dog shit.

  2. sanmigueelbeer Silver badge

    Ahhhhh ... APIC-EM. Cisco's very-own "crowd sourced" ideas and suggestions from the wild that will be folded into DNA-C.

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