Can't access GUI webpage

Same problem as OP on a new install.

agdsign's solution seems to be related to my problem, as I don't have '/etc/pve/local/pveproxy-ssl.pem' and '/etc/pve/local/pveproxy-ssl.key'

And when I try `pvecm updatecerts --force` I get:

(re)generate node files
generate new node certificate
unable to load Private Key
139638785887104:error:0909006C:pEM routines:get_name:no start line:../crypto/pem/pem_lib.c:745:Expecting: ANY PRIVATE KEY
generating pve root certificate failed:
command 'faketime yesterday openssl req -batch -days 3650 -new -x509 -nodes -key /etc/pve/priv/pve-root-ca.key -out /etc/pve/pve-root-ca.pem -subj '/CN=Proxmox Virtual Environment/OU=01a3e634-1c09-4279-a89f-934b78ed93c8/O=PVE Cluster Manager CA/'' failed: exit code 1

So something is amiss here...

This is a brand new install. Haven't changed a thing.

Can this be repaired or is it easier to reinstall?

We have 3 nodes in our cluster. After adding a fourth and moving some VMs to it we had this problem of no Web Page interface on the new node.
The problem was solved after running on the command line (via ssh)
pvecm updatecerts
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I found solution here –

– remove the files '/etc/pve/local/pveproxy-ssl.pem' and '/etc/pve/local/pveproxy-ssl.key'
– run `pvecm updatecerts --force`
– systemctl restart pveproxy
I was having the same issue as others in this thread. Web UI was no longer accessible but SSH and other connections to guests were fine. Removing the certs and updating them seems to have done the trick. The GUI is now accessible after restarting the pveproxy service.

Thanks agdsign!


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