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From "Justin Pasher" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] IE7 Client Auth with SSL Certs
Date Sun, 18 Jan 2009 23:43:26 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eray Aslan []
> Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2009 8:10 AM
> To:
> Subject: [users@httpd] IE7 Client Auth with SSL Certs
> I cannot get IE7 Windows Vista clients to authenticate with SSL Certs.
> Browser lets me choose the certificate but results in "Cannot display
> the web page..".  Server logs just the generic:
> Jan 18 14:00:01 sunny apache2-TL: 62.x.x.x - - [18/Jan/2009:14:00:01
> +0000] "GET /secure HTTP/1.1" 403 -
> Windows XP clients with IE6 can access the web pages with no problem.
> Searching the archives makes me think that firefox should have no
> problems as well.  So basically it is problem with IE7.

Normally a 403 error will put an entry in the Apache error log stating why
it was forbidden. Try looking in the log and see what it says. You shouldn't
have to do anything special to make a cert work in IE7 versus IE6, Firefox,
Opera, etc.

Justin Pasher

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