[Juser] "Invalid CA certificate" for jabber.org?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Fri Feb 18 15:27:14 CST 2005


On Fri, Feb 18, 2005 at 10:17:03PM +0100, Roland Bluethgen wrote:
> Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> 
> >On Fri, Feb 18, 2005 at 08:54:07PM +0100, Roland Bluethgen wrote:
> >
> >
> >>(I know that Psi requires a special format for the certs which 
> >>was easy to provide.)
> >
> >
> >The jabber.org server does not support this "special" (i.e., utterly
> >non-standard) format.
> 
> Why does the server care about the format the client uses to store its 
> certificates database? After all, the actual cert data is the same, just 
> that a bit of XML candy is added for Psi. As to my understanding, this 
> format is a purely client-side concern.

It is not purely client-side -- the Psi developers require the server
admin to place some special file in a special format on the server,
because Psi does not read PEM-encoded certs, but the special Psi XML
format. And to the jabber.org server admins, that seems like a bad idea.

/psa




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