Error "certificate verify failed" returned from curl command


A curl command to the switch URL fails with an error similar to the following:

SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE:certificate verify failed

The curl program could not verify the switch server certificate against the CA certificate bundle that comes with the curl installation, and you did not include the -k option in the curl command.

Retry the command with the -k option included.

The switch HTTPS server uses self-signed certificates, which cannot be verified against a certificate authority. The -k option disables curl certificate validation.

For example:

$ curl GET -k -b /tmp/auth_cookie \