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  1. Puppet
  2. PUP-2551

Certname must be lowercase error not helpful

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: PUP 5.0.0
    • Component/s: None
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    • Team:
      Agent
    • Sprint:
      Agent 2017-05-31
    • Release Notes:
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    • QA Risk Assessment:
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      Description

      Currently if you set a non lowercase certname you get this error:

      Error: Could not initialize global default settings: Certificate names must be lower case; see #1168
      

      Its not terribly helpful for a couple reasons.

      1. We've moved away from RedMine. Only seasoned puppet veterans will see #1168 and say "oh right, redmine, duh."
      2. #1168 is an ancient thread that represents a dark time in puppet's history we'd all rather forget. Who cares about these comments? We need a succinct snippet for why we require lowercase names. Not force new users to read the insane old days. Especially since there really isn't any resolution on that thread.

      I seem to recall there was a better resource somewhere that had a more definitive explanation. I've helped numerous people get past this.

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            Reporter:
            chad.metcalf Chad Metcalf
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