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From Miguel Angel Tormo Alfaro <>
Subject [users@httpd] Apache 2.2 asks for client certificate when it shouldn't
Date Tue, 30 Dec 2008 12:20:13 GMT
Hi all,

I recently installed an apache web server using version 2.2.9, and I'm having strange issues
with the SSL behaviour. I don't need client certificate validation so I didn't use the directive
SSLVerifyClient. However, as apache asked for a client certificate, I changed the SSLVerifyClient
directive to 'none', with the same results.

I thought it could be a browser issue, however the same config in apache 2.0 doesn't behave
this way. On the other hand I'm able to reproduce the problem with firefox 2, 3, seamonkey
1.1.7 and konqueror. I don't see anything related to this in the apache logs. I've done many
tests and now I have no clue about why it keeps asking for a certificate. It should be noted
though that apache asks for the certificate only once, if I don't restart the browser or delete
Are there other configuration directives in mod_ssl besides SSLVerifyClient that may influence
this behaviour?

Some system information:
SO: Linux 2.6, 64 bit (Gentoo distribution)
Server Version: Apache/2.2.9 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.9 OpenSSL/0.9.8h PHP/5.2.6-pl7-gentoo mod_jk/1.2.26

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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