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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] user certificates with apache
Date Wed, 11 Feb 2009 13:10:11 GMT
On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 11:43 PM, - - <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am recently set-up an environment for testing client certificate based
> authentication on an apache webserver. The test environment is a recent Ubuntu
> 8.10 distro with tinyca2 0.7.5 and apache 2.2.9. I have setup a test root CA,
> two certificates signed by this CA: One for the webserver and one for the user.
> Everything done by tinyca2. First I configured apache to allow only
> ssl-connections (no client certificates yet): Everything worked so far: /var/www
> is only accessible via https. Now I added a new subdirectory /var/www/secret
> with a dummy index.html which should only be accessible by users which provide a
> certificate. So I added this to my sites-enabled/foo.conf:
> ...
> SSLVerifyClient none
> ...
> SSLVerifyClient require
> SSLVerifyDepth 2
> SSLRequire ( %{SSL_CIPHER} !~ m/^(EXP|NULL)/ \
> and %{SSL_CLIENT_S_DN_CN} eq "My name in CN of certificate" )
> What I expected was: outside of /var/www/secret (i.e. in /var/www or
> /var/www/public) documents are accessible by everyone, only inside of
> /var/www/secret a user needs to provide his certificate.
> What I got was: apache asks for the users certificate no matter which document
> is reqested (i.e. inside AND outside of /var/www/secret).

Can you post your verbatim configuration? The operative context isn't
really shown.

Eric Covener

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