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If user wants to create an SSL connection with the controller in PicOS switch, please follow the following steps:

# Switch

root@PicOS-OVS#sudo apt-get install openssl 

Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree       

Reading state information... Done

Suggested packages:


The following NEW packages will be installed:


0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 17 not upgraded.

Need to get 696 kB of archives.

After this operation, 1070 kB of additional disk space will be used.

WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!


Authentication warning overridden.

Get:1 stable/main openssl powerpc 1.0.1e-2 [696 kB]

Fetched 696 kB in 5s (131 kB/s)   

Selecting previously unselected package openssl.

(Reading database ... 17049 files and directories currently installed.)

Unpacking openssl (from .../openssl_1.0.1e-2_powerpc.deb) ...

Processing triggers for man-db ...

Setting up openssl (1.0.1e-2) ...

root@PicOS-OVS#ovs-pki init

/ovs/bin/ovs-pki: /ovs/var/lib/openvswitch/pki already exists and --force not specified

root@PicOS-OVS#ovs-pki init --force

Creating controllerca...

Creating switchca...

root@PicOS-OVS#cd /ovs/var/lib/openvswitch/pki/controllerca

root@PicOS-OVS#ovs-pki req+sign ctl controller

ctl-req.pem     Mon Jan 13 03:26:05 UTC 2014

        fingerprint 1cbf63b21301f33d9b4aa30540bff492f15bced3


ca.cnf      careq.pem  crl        ctl-cert.pem     ctl-req.pem  index.txt.attr      index.txt.old  private  serial.old

cacert.pem  certs      crlnumber  ctl-privkey.pem  index.txt    index.txt.attr.old  newcerts       serial

root@PicOS-OVS#ls ctl-privkey.pem ctl-cert.pem

ctl-cert.pem  ctl-privkey.pem

root@PicOS-OVS#cd /ovs/var/lib/openvswitch/pki/switchca

root@PicOS-OVS#ovs-pki req+sign sc switch

sc-req.pem      Mon Jan 13 03:26:54 UTC 2014

        fingerprint 65ed449bee94b8e7b8ba7da6f6584afd2f9cc2fb

root@PicOS-OVS#ls sc-privkey.pem sc-cert.pem

sc-cert.pem  sc-privkey.pem


root@PicOS-OVS#scp /ovs/var/lib/openvswitch/pki/controllerca/ctl-cert.pem                  

The authenticity of host ' (' can't be established.

ECDSA key fingerprint is e6:04:3b:c8:24:36:c7:dd:c1:06:6a:69:e2:3b:82:2f.

Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes

Warning: Permanently added '' (ECDSA) to the list of known hosts.

root@'s password: 

ctl-cert.pem                                                                                                               100% 4063     4.0KB/s   00:00    

root@PicOS-OVS#scp /ovs/var/lib/openvswitch/pki/controllerca/ctl-privkey.pem

root@'s password: 

ctl-privkey.pem                                                                                                            100% 1675     1.6KB/s   00:00    

root@PicOS-OVS#scp /ovs/var/lib/openvswitch/pki/switchca/cacert.pem

root@'s password: 

cacert.pem                                                                                                                 100% 4028     3.9KB/s   00:00    

root@PicOS-OVS#ovs-vsctl set-ssl /ovs/var/lib/openvswitch/pki/switchca/sc-privkey.pem /ovs/var/lib/openvswitch/pki/switchca/sc-cert.pem /ovs/var/lib/openvswitch/pki/controllerca/cacert.pem

root@PicOS-OVS#ovs-vsctl  del-br br0

ovs-vsctl: no bridge named br0

root@PicOS-OVS#ovs-vsctl  add-br br0 -- set bridge br0 datapath_type=pica8

root@PicOS-OVS#ovs-vsctl  set-controller br0 ssl:



# Controllr

root@dev-41:/home/build# ryu-manager --ctl-privkey ./ctl-privkey.pem --ctl-cert ./ctl-cert.pem --ca-certs ./cacert.pem --verbose 

loading app ryu.controller.ofp_handler

instantiating app ryu.controller.ofp_handler of OFPHandler

BRICK ofp_event

  CONSUMES EventOFPPortDescStatsReply

  CONSUMES EventOFPSwitchFeatures


  CONSUMES EventOFPEchoRequest


connected socket:< object at 0x9f1ebfc> address:('', 48508)

hello ev <ryu.controller.ofp_event.EventOFPHello object at 0x9ecf1ec>

move onto config mode

switch features ev version: 0x4 msg_type 0x6 xid 0xa2f1cf23 OFPSwitchFeatures(auxiliary_id=0,capabilities=7,datapath_id=7461368339596857098L,n_buffers=256,n_tables=254)

move onto main mode