Unable to access GUI after uploading my certificates


Feb 14, 2014
Hey guys,

I followed tutorial https://www.ssldragon.com/blog/install-an-ssl-certificate-on-proxmox/

I uploaded my custom pveproxy-ssl.pem and pveproxy-ssl.key files.

Then did a service pveproxy restart and everything seemed to work fine (GUI was using my certificates under my subdomain).

However if I restart my dedicated server, my SSL certificate is not being used in the GUI. I need to manually login to SSH and run "service pveproxy restart" each time, only if I do this then my custom certificates are being used by the GUI.

It's really annoying having to run this command service pveproxy restart manually after every time I restart my proxmox server.

I tried adding this command to rc.local or to crontab with a tag of @reboot, however it doesn't have any effect.

Can you tell me how to fix this?
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That's odd - please check the journal after a reboot (before you restart pveproxy) - for any messages from pveproxy.
I have the similar problem. Yesterday I upload my custom certificate to node 1. Now I cant access node 1 via web interface.

How I can switch to standard proxmox certificate?
Thank you. After removing pveproxy-ssl.pem and pveproxy-ssl.key files WEB GUI work as usual.

I was able to upload my certificate. It's important to insert a whole fullchain.pem.
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