This guide demonstrates how to modify the hostname and TLS certificate of the Web console, OAuth server, and Downloads component routes in Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) version 4.14 and above.[1]

The changes that we make to the component routes[2] in this guide are described in greater detail in the customizing the internal OAuth server URL, console route, and download route OpenShift Container Platform documentation.


  • ROSA CLI (rosa) version 1.2.37 or higher

  • AWS CLI (aws)

  • A ROSA Classic cluster version 4.14 or higher

    ROSA with HCP is not supported at this time.

  • OpenShift CLI (oc)

  • jq CLI

  • Access to the cluster as a user with the cluster-admin role.

  • OpenSSL (for generating the demonstration SSL/TLS certificates)

Setting up your environment

  1. Log in to your cluster using an account with cluster-admin privileges.

  2. Configure an environment variable for your cluster name:

    $ export CLUSTER_NAME=$(oc get infrastructure cluster -o=jsonpath="{.status.infrastructureName}"  | sed 's/-[a-z0-9]\{5\}$//')
  3. Ensure all fields output correctly before moving to the next section:

    $ echo "Cluster: ${CLUSTER_NAME}"
    Example output
    Cluster: my-rosa-cluster

Find the current routes

  1. Verify that you can reach the component routes on their default hostnames.

    You can find the hostnames by querying the lists of routes in the openshift-console and openshift-authentication projects.

    $ oc get routes -n openshift-console
    $ oc get routes -n openshift-authentication
    Example output
    NAME        HOST/PORT                                                                          PATH       SERVICES    PORT    TERMINATION          WILDCARD
    console     console-openshift-console.apps.my-example-cluster-aws.z9a9.p1.openshiftapps.com    ... 1 more  console    https   reencrypt/Redirect   None
    downloads   downloads-openshift-console.apps.my-example-cluster-aws.z9a9.p1.openshiftapps.com  ... 1 more  downloads  http    edge/Redirect        None
    NAME              HOST/PORT                                                             PATH        SERVICES          PORT   TERMINATION            WILDCARD
    oauth-openshift   oauth-openshift.apps.my-example-cluster-aws.z9a9.p1.openshiftapps.com ... 1 more  oauth-openshift   6443   passthrough/Redirect   None

    From this output you can see that our base hostname is z9a9.p1.openshiftapps.com.

  2. Get the ID of the default ingress by running the following command:

    $ export INGRESS_ID=$(rosa list ingress -c ${CLUSTER_NAME} -o json | jq -r '.[] | select(.default == true) | .id')
  3. Ensure all fields output correctly before moving to the next section:

    $ echo "Ingress ID: ${INGRESS_ID}"
    Example output
    Ingress ID: r3l6

    By running these commands you can see that the default component routes for our cluster are:

    • console-openshift-console.apps.my-example-cluster-aws.z9a9.p1.openshiftapps.com for Console

    • downloads-openshift-console.apps.my-example-cluster-aws.z9a9.p1.openshiftapps.com for Downloads

    • oauth-openshift.apps.my-example-cluster-aws.z9a9.p1.openshiftapps.com for OAuth

We can use the rosa edit ingress command to change the hostname of each service and add a TLS certificate for all of our component routes. The relevant parameters are shown in this excerpt of the command line help for the rosa edit ingress command:

$ rosa edit ingress -h
Edit a cluster ingress for a cluster. Usage:
  rosa edit ingress ID [flags]
  --component-routes string                Component routes settings. Available keys [oauth, console, downloads]. For each key a pair of hostname and tlsSecretRef is expected to be supplied. Format should be a comma separate list 'oauth: hostname=example-hostname;tlsSecretRef=example-secret-ref,downloads:...'

For this example, we’ll use the following custom component routes:

  • console.my-new-domain.dev for Console

  • downloads.my-new-domain.dev for Downloads

  • oauth.my-new-domain.dev for OAuth

Create a valid TLS certificate for each component route

In this section, we create three separate self-signed certificate key pairs and then trust them to verify that we can access our new component routes using a real web browser.

This is for demonstration purposes only, and is not recommended as a solution for production workloads. Consult your certificate authority to understand how to create certificates with similar attributes for your production workloads.

To prevent issues with HTTP/2 connection coalescing, you must use a separate individual certificate for each endpoint. Using a wildcard or SAN certificate is not supported.

  1. Generate a certificate for each component route, taking care to set our certificate’s subject (-subj) to the custom domain of the component route we want to use:

    $ openssl req -newkey rsa:2048 -new -nodes -x509 -days 365 -keyout key-console.pem -out cert-console.pem -subj "/CN=console.my-new-domain.dev"
    $ openssl req -newkey rsa:2048 -new -nodes -x509 -days 365 -keyout key-downloads.pem -out cert-downloads.pem -subj "/CN=downloads.my-new-domain.dev"
    $ openssl req -newkey rsa:2048 -new -nodes -x509 -days 365 -keyout key-oauth.pem -out cert-oauth.pem -subj "/CN=oauth.my-new-domain.dev"

    This generates three pairs of .pem files, key-<component>.pem and cert-<component>.pem.

Add the certificates to the cluster as secrets

  1. Create three TLS secrets in the openshift-config namespace.

    These become your secret reference when you update the component routes later in this guide.

    $ oc create secret tls console-tls --cert=cert-console.pem --key=key-console.pem -n openshift-config
    $ oc create secret tls downloads-tls --cert=cert-downloads.pem --key=key-downloads.pem -n openshift-config
    $ oc create secret tls oauth-tls --cert=cert-oauth.pem --key=key-oauth.pem -n openshift-config

Find the hostname of the load balancer in your cluster

When you create a cluster, the service creates a load balancer and generates a hostname for that load balancer. We need to know the load balancer hostname in order to create DNS records for our cluster.

You can find the hostname by running the oc get svc command against the openshift-ingress namespace. The hostname of the load balancer is the EXTERNAL-IP associated with the router-default service in the openshift-ingress namespace.

$ oc get svc -n openshift-ingress
NAME            TYPE          CLUSTER-IP     EXTERNAL-IP                                             PORT(S)                     AGE
router-default  LoadBalancer  a234gsr3242rsfsfs-1342r624.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com  80:31175/TCP,443:31554/TCP  76d

In our case, the hostname is a234gsr3242rsfsfs-1342r624.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com.

Save this value for later, as we will need it to configure DNS records for our new component route hostnames.

Add component route DNS records to your hosting provider

In your hosting provider, add DNS records that map the CNAME of your new component route hostnames to the load balancer hostname we found in the previous step.

Update the component routes and TLS secret using the ROSA CLI

When your DNS records have been updated, you can use the ROSA CLI to change the component routes.

  1. Use the rosa edit ingress command to update your default ingress route with the new base domain and the secret reference associated with it, taking care to update the hostnames for each component route.

    $ rosa edit ingress -c ${CLUSTER_NAME} ${INGRESS_ID} --component-routes 'console: hostname=console.my-new-domain.dev;tlsSecretRef=console-tls,downloads: hostname=downloads.my-new-domain.dev;tlsSecretRef=downloads-tls,oauth: hostname=oauth.my-new-domain.dev;tlsSecretRef=oauth-tls'

    You can also edit only a subset of the component routes by leaving the component routes you do not want to change set to an empty string. For example, if you only want to change the Console and OAuth server hostnames and TLS certificates, you would run the following command:

    $ rosa edit ingress -c ${CLUSTER_NAME} ${INGRESS_ID} --component-routes 'console: hostname=console.my-new-domain.dev;tlsSecretRef=console-tls,downloads: hostname="";tlsSecretRef="", oauth: hostname=oauth.my-new-domain.dev;tlsSecretRef=oauth-tls'
  2. Run the rosa list ingress command to verify that your changes were successfully made:

    $ rosa list ingress -c ${CLUSTER_NAME} -ojson | jq ".[] | select(.id == \"${INGRESS_ID}\") | .component_routes"
    Example output
      "console": {
        "kind": "ComponentRoute",
        "hostname": "console.my-new-domain.dev",
        "tls_secret_ref": "console-tls"
      "downloads": {
        "kind": "ComponentRoute",
        "hostname": "downloads.my-new-domain.dev",
        "tls_secret_ref": "downloads-tls"
      "oauth": {
        "kind": "ComponentRoute",
        "hostname": "oauth.my-new-domain.dev",
        "tls_secret_ref": "oauth-tls"
  3. Add your certificate to the truststore on your local system, then confirm that you can access your components at their new routes using your local web browser.

Reset the component routes to the default using the ROSA CLI

If you want to reset the component routes to the default configuration, run the following rosa edit ingress command:

$ rosa edit ingress -c ${CLUSTER_NAME} ${INGRESS_ID} --component-routes 'console: hostname="";tlsSecretRef="",downloads: hostname="";tlsSecretRef="", oauth: hostname="";tlsSecretRef=""'

1. Modifying these routes on Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS ROSA versions prior to 4.14 is not typically supported. However, if you have a cluster using version 4.13, you can request for Red Hat Support to enable support for this feature on your version 4.13 cluster by opening a support case.
2. We use the term "component routes" to refer to the OAuth, Console, and Downloads routes that are provided when ROSA are first installed.