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Re: Certificate issue FireFox 3 & IE 7

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Rod Widdowson <[log in to unmask]>

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Discussion list for Shibboleth developments <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 24 Jul 2008 16:18:49 +0100

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Heather,

I just looked at your IdP from FF and from IE7.  I'd say that you have two problems.

1) As Fiona says, it is prompting for a certificate which it shouldn't be.

2) You definitely do not have the intermediate certificate (examine the certificate in firefox and you will see that).

So you should turn off the asking for a client cert - that should shut IE up.  As I said earlier, pushing the intermediate cert depends on your deployment.  

Fiona tells me that the Apache incantation  is:

SSLCertificateChainFile /home/shibb/certs/sureserverEDU.pem

If you are not fronting with apache then things get rather more interesting (Chinese sense)...

Rod

----- Original MessageI ----- 
From: "Heather Peake" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 3:48 PM
Subject: Re: Certificate issue FireFox 3 & IE 7


No your aren't missing anything.

Firefox 3 complains about the certificate but lets you in if you choose
exception. IE7 (recently updated) just tells you the page cannot be
displayed and I'm guessing a certificate issue. It used to let you in
but that was before we updated IE.
It was all apparently fine on FireFox2 and an older update of IE.

I'll check out the list you suggest and see what happens.

Thanks

Heather Peake
VLE Development Co-ordinator
Tel  01623 627191 ext 2292 

-----Original Message-----
From: Discussion list for Shibboleth developments
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Fiona Culloch
Sent: 24 July 2008 14:46
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Certificate issue FireFox 3 & IE 7

> Our IDP works - in that it lets us log into particular resources.
> However when I upgraded to FireFox3 as my browser it started throwing
up
> problems with the certificate but if you click allow exception it
works
fine.

Hi Heather, not sure about that bit but...

> IE 7 appears to be having an issue now but not actually telling us it
is a
> problem with the certificate.

Maybe I'm missing something but when I go to an SP and choose
"West Nottinghamshire College" from the WAYF, using IE7, it takes me
to the login page and doesn't complain about the certificate.

It does put up an (empty) "choose a Digital Certificate" dialogue box
first.  That's usually a sign that port 443 is configured in the web
server to require client certificates, which it shouldn't be in most
cases.
It's the _other_ port that Shibboleth uses (usually 8443) that has
to be configured with SSLVerifyClient optional_no_ca (which brings
up the dialogue), but users shouldn't actually see that port at all.

(Some of the discussion in the "Re: shibboleth 2.0 idp/sp" thread may
therefore also be relevant to you).

Fiona.

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