Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Time: 10 minutes

Secure Consul Agent Communication with TLS Encryption

In this hands-on lab, you will deploy a Consul datacenter using Docker.

The lab will guide you along all the steps needed to deploy Consul with TLS encryption enabled for agent RPC communication

If you are already familiar with the basics of Consul, secure agent communication with TLS encryption provides a reference guide for the different ways to enable TLS on your Consul datacenter.

In this scenario you explored how to configure your Consul agents with TLS for encrypted communication. You used the auto encryption method to have your client certificates managed by the server.

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Secure consul with TLS

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- Install prerequisites
- Install Consul locally
- Installing Consul x.y.z
- Pulling Docker image for Consul x.y.z
- Creating Docker volumes

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