Problem setting up heroku: "Unable to verify SSL certificate for api.heroku.com"

Hi all. I’m trying to deploy a test app up to heroku. I’ve got a
github account, set up with keys (ie i can do ssh [email protected] ok).
I’ve set up a heroku account on heroku.com. I’m following the tutorial
here:

http://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/quickstart

and am at step 3. I do “heroku create” and get the prompts for my
heroku username and password. I enter these, and then get the following
back:

WARNING: Unable to verify SSL certificate for api.heroku.com
To disable SSL verification, run with HEROKU_SSL_VERIFY=disable

I’ve googled for this warning and can’t see anything about it anywhere.
I then googled the HEROKU_SSL_VERIFY option and found this page which
talks about “piggyback ssl”. But this is talking about adding ssl to an
app, and i don’t even have any apps yet.

Step 2 in that tutorial says "You will need to generate a public SSH key
and upload it to Heroku. ". I don’t know how to do this - would this be
done automatically as part of the failing step 3 above?

Basically i’m confused and stuck. Any ideas anyone?
thanks, max

On Sun, May 8, 2011 at 9:15 AM, Max W.
[email protected] wrote:

Hi all. I’m trying to deploy a test app up to heroku.

Step 2 in that tutorial says "You will need to generate a public SSH key
and upload it to Heroku. ". I don’t know how to do this …

prompt% heroku help

keys # show your user’s public
keys
keys:add [] # add a public key
keys:remove # remove a key by name
([email protected])
keys:clear # remove all keys

HTH,

Hassan S. wrote in post #997393:

On Sun, May 8, 2011 at 9:15 AM, Max W.
[email protected] wrote:

Hi all. I’m trying to deploy a test app up to heroku.

Step 2 in that tutorial says "You will need to generate a public SSH key
and upload it to Heroku. ". I don’t know how to do this …

prompt% heroku help

keys # show your user’s public
keys
keys:add [] # add a public key
keys:remove # remove a key by name
([email protected])
keys:clear # remove all keys

HTH,

Thanks Hassan, but i get the same warning when i try to do any of the
above “keys” actions as well.

On Sun, May 8, 2011 at 10:06 AM, Max W.
[email protected] wrote:

Thanks Hassan, but i get the same warning when i try to do any of the
above “keys” actions as well.

mmm. What OS/version of SSL are you using?

What happens if you open a browser to https://api.heroku.com ?

On Sun, May 8, 2011 at 10:41 AM, Max W.
[email protected] wrote:

Then when i went back to my app (and its associated rvm, which had the
most recent version of the heroku gem installed) i was able to do heroku
create, and the other stuff, ok. Kind of odd that i had to go back to
an older gem just to upload my public key though - would still like to
know what the problem was even though it’s not as pressing any more.

Good that you got past it, but you should open a ticket with Heroku –
I’ve seen a Heroku gem update break something (unrelated to this issue)
that previously worked, and it got corrected after I opened a ticket and
documented the problem.

FWIW,

Hassan S. wrote in post #997400:

On Sun, May 8, 2011 at 10:06 AM, Max W.
[email protected] wrote:

Thanks Hassan, but i get the same warning when i try to do any of the
above “keys” actions as well.

mmm. What OS/version of SSL are you using?
OS is Ubuntu 9.10
i have openssl installed, the version for that is “openssl version
OpenSSL 0.9.8g 19 Oct 2007” - is that what you meant?

What happens if you open a browser to https://api.heroku.com ?
That seems fine - i’m still logged in like i was on the non ssl version
of the page.

I’ve managed to sort it out i think, by opening a new rvm, downloading
an old version of the heroku gem (with gem install heroku -v "<2.0.0")
and doing heroku create in there. This let me upload my public key (i
had a choice of three - id_rsa.pub, id_dsa.pub and identity.pub, maybe
this was confusing it)?

Then when i went back to my app (and its associated rvm, which had the
most recent version of the heroku gem installed) i was able to do heroku
create, and the other stuff, ok. Kind of odd that i had to go back to
an older gem just to upload my public key though - would still like to
know what the problem was even though it’s not as pressing any more.

Hassan S. wrote in post #997407:

On Sun, May 8, 2011 at 10:41 AM, Max W.
[email protected] wrote:

Then when i went back to my app (and its associated rvm, which had the
most recent version of the heroku gem installed) i was able to do heroku
create, and the other stuff, ok. Kind of odd that i had to go back to
an older gem just to upload my public key though - would still like to
know what the problem was even though it’s not as pressing any more.

Good that you got past it, but you should open a ticket with Heroku –
I’ve seen a Heroku gem update break something (unrelated to this issue)
that previously worked, and it got corrected after I opened a ticket and
documented the problem.

FWIW,

Yeah, i’ll do that. Thanks a lot - max

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