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Re: [jetty-users] Trusting all client certificates still causes certificates not in trust store to fail (9.0.0.M3)

With 9.0.0.RC0, the certificate list popups were the same (Firefox and Chrome listed the ones in trust store, Opera listed all), but once I select a trusted certificate, I get the same error I got with M3 when there were no compatible certificates in my local certificate list or I chose one in Opera that wasn't in the trust store (Firefox: "The connection was interrupted", Chrome: "Error 107 (net::ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR)", Opera: "Could not connect to remote server"). So now even the certificates in trust store don't work. I double-checked this, switched between RC0 and M3 several times with no other changes. "setTrustAll(true)" had no effect at all, the results were exactly the same as without it.


On 18.02.2013 3:57, Joakim Erdfelt wrote:
Update to 9.0.0.RC0 and try again.

There have been many updates to that area of the code since 9.0.0.M3

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On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 3:47 PM, Ago Allikmaa <maxorator@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I am trying to implement a simple SSL server which requires a client certificate, but all certificates are "trusted", as I plan to implement the validity check separately later. My problem is that it doesn't seem to be possible to bypass the trust store, not even by setting "trustAll" to true. I am using Jetty version 9.0.0.M3.

I have two test certificates. One of them is in the trust store, the other one isn't. I added both certificates to Firefox (18.02), Opera (12.12) and Chrome (25.0.1364.84). Firefox and Chrome only show the trusted certificate in the popup where it asks me to choose the certificate (how does the browser even know which ones server "trusts", does it send all of its certificates to the server and asks if they're trusted?), Opera actually lists both, but using the one that is not in the server's trusted lists results with "Could not connect to remote server".

Not having any certificates in browser's certificate list also produces odd results - instead of some kind of informative error Firefox informs me that the "connection was reset", Chrome says "Error 107 (net::ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR)" and Opera says "Could not connect to remote server". On most websites I have encountered, the error is a bit more informative (such as ssl_error_handshake_failure_alert). Is this intentional or just too insignificant to fix?

Here is the code for the SSL context (I'm using embedded mode):

        SslContextFactory contextFactory = new SslContextFactory();

(The application is really simple at the moment, without imports it's barely 40 lines.)

Also, while I'm already asking, are there any examples out there for accessing certificate information (will specify later) using HttpServletRequest and HttpServletResponse objects passed to a servlet? I'd like to do the actual verification in a servlet, so I could invent my own output in both failed and succeeded certificate check. The actual verification is basically an OCSP query, but I figured since I have an example for the exact verification I need to do in the form of a call to openssl, I might invoke that until I find a way to do it more elegantly. The information I need to access are the equivalents of Apache's SSL_CLIENT_CERT and SSL_CLIENT_I_DN_CN. The OCSP server certificate file and CA certificate file for the OCSP query depend the value of SSL_CLIENT_I_DN_CN.

The verification itself verifies a smart card certificate. One reference implementation of it using PHP and openssl can be found at (not in English, the link named "Näidisrakenduses" near the end of the article points to the .zip file). There's also a description for verifying them offline by using revocation lists ( ), but I'd prefer a real-time check. If some good person really wants to help or cannot bear the thought of invoking a separate application for verifying the certificate (portability! IT'S GONE!), maybe you can suggest a good way to implement the same thing properly/elegantly in Java.

Thanks for taking the time to read this,
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