ACS 5.1 Unable to Parse Certificate

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Jun 9th, 2010
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I created a CSR using the web gui and got a signed cert back from thawte. When I try and go through the bind operation via web gui I get the following message:

Certificate Validation Error: 'Unable to Parse Certificate'.

all I can find in the logs is the following (acsmanagement log):

Jun 09 2010 15:42:49
1237) FATAL http-443-5 Acs.MGMT.GUI Unable to parse certificate Unable to parse certificate

Does anyone have any ideas?

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derekleuridan Thu, 06/10/2010 - 09:16
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I figured it out.

Our client insisted they generate their own certificates (we hand them a csr, they come back with a certificate). The cert they were sending back was chained, PKCS#7 according to them.

Apparently the ACS doesn't like those. I requested an unchained x.509 cert from them and it went through without a hitch. Generating a CSR and joining it with a private key doesn't take much  more than two click, its fantastic.

Though administrative/management error handling and documentation on the 5.1 could use some work, I'm deeply in love the platform.


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