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Re: Svn: "certificate has expired"

From: David Waite <dwaite_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-02-28 16:40:50 CET

Was the client certificate signed by a separate CA than the server one?

-David Waite

On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 16:45:15 +0200 (SAST), Graham Leggett
<minfrin@sharp.fm> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Out of the blue, the most bizaare problem has cropped up between an SVN
> server and some SVN clients.
>
> Attempts to update to the svn server result in this message:
>
> svn: PROPFIND of '/repos/fo/hoops/hoops/trunk': SSL negotiation failed:
> SSL error: sslv3 alert certificate expired (https://subversion.xxx.co.za)
>
> The SVN connection is an https connection with server and client certs.
> The usual suspects have been checked and no problems found: the enddates
> on all three certs (CA, server, client), and the clocks on both client and
> server and correct and valid.
>
> The first problem that is thwarting our debugging attempts is the
> misleading message "certificate expired". There are three certificates
> (CA, server, client), the error message does not say which cert has
> expired, or on which date the cert expired - nothing useful.
>
> Accessing the SVN repo from Firefox results in the same error: "Your
> certificate has expired" (Firefox then aborts the attempt to load the
> page). Again, Firefox does not explain which certificate "your"
> certificate is, what it is called, or when it expired.
>
> Accessing the SVN repo via a browser without the client cert installed
> causes access to the public sections of the repo to be granted, so the
> problem seems to be the client cert, although there is nothing obviously
> wrong with them - they are still valid for another 11 months.
>
> Anybody encountered any twilight zone errors like this?
>
> Regards,
> Graham
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