Bug 1263764 - Show Certificate displays in useless format
Show Certificate displays in useless format
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ipa (Show other bugs)
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unspecified Severity unspecified
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Assigned To: IPA Maintainers
Namita Soman
Depends On: 1272491
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Reported: 2015-09-16 11:53 EDT by Martin Poole
Modified: 2016-11-04 01:46 EDT (History)
5 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: ipa-4.4.0-1.el7
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2016-11-04 01:46:43 EDT
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view_certificate_1.png (142.66 KB, image/png)
2016-09-02 07:27 EDT, Abhijeet Kasurde
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delete_certificate.png (118.84 KB, image/png)
2016-09-02 07:29 EDT, Abhijeet Kasurde
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Description Martin Poole 2015-09-16 11:53:40 EDT
Description of problem:

The option to "Show" a "Host Certificate" display a single string.

In order to be of any use whatsoever this needs to be line wrapped at 64 characters and wrapped with the usual



Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Comment 2 Rob Crittenden 2015-09-16 13:39:00 EDT
More details would be useful on where exactly you are seeing this but it can be done on the command-line by specifying --out /path/to/file:

$ ipa cert-show 1 --out /tmp/cert.pem

$ ipa host-show ipa.example.com --out /tmp/cert2.pem
Comment 3 Martin Poole 2015-09-17 04:28:10 EDT
This is in the GUI having chosen a host on the Hosts page.

On the right hand side you get

  Host Certificate

       Certificate   1 certificates(s) present  "Show"
Comment 4 Petr Vobornik 2015-09-17 04:48:48 EDT
I agree that output is not the best. The proposal sounds reasonable.

In long term perspective Web UI can also have multiple views of cert:
- make it downloadable in e.g. pem format
- display it as proposed in comment 1
- "show" the certificate in human readable form
Comment 5 Martin Poole 2015-09-17 06:32:50 EDT
Addtionally, on using 

  ipa host-show ipa.example.com

I see the same pointless format for the certificate (admittedly the --out format is correct).  Is there any point in printing such a string in that manner ?

  Fingerprint (MD5): a2:df:29:d5:48:50:f4:16:45:8d:b6:40:c1:4b:78:64
  Fingerprint (SHA1): 3b:c6:1c:08:bb:70:e6:b5:3f:de:21:a7:fb:3c:c0:60:cf:a6:ec:29

MD5 ? In this day and age ?

And even if MD5 is still relevant in certain dusty realms where's the sha256 & sha512 ?
Comment 6 Petr Vobornik 2015-09-18 09:55:03 EDT
Upstream ticket:
Comment 7 Petr Vobornik 2016-04-20 10:10:22 EDT
This UI will be completely changed in https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/ticket/5381
Comment 10 Petr Vobornik 2016-06-29 09:46:03 EDT
Now the certificate can be
* viewed parsed in Web UI
* viewed in PEM format in Web UI
* downloaded in PEM format
Comment 12 Abhijeet Kasurde 2016-09-02 07:27 EDT
Created attachment 1197121 [details]
Comment 13 Abhijeet Kasurde 2016-09-02 07:29 EDT
Created attachment 1197122 [details]

Verified using IPA version ::

Marking BZ as verified.
Comment 15 errata-xmlrpc 2016-11-04 01:46:43 EDT
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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