Bug 1460675 - Certificate management section needs some rework
Certificate management section needs some rework
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: doc-Linux_Domain_Identity_Management_Guide (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Filip Hanzelka
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Reported: 2017-06-12 07:51 EDT by Thorsten Scherf
Modified: 2017-10-09 09:31 EDT (History)
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Description Thorsten Scherf 2017-06-12 07:51:25 EDT
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The first issue is this:

# certutil -R -d path_to_database -a -g key_size -s "CN=server.example.com,O=EXAMPLE.COM" > certificate_request.csr
# ipa cert-request certificate_request.csr --principal=host/server.example.com

This will create a CSR which does not have a dnsName in the X.509 SAN
extension. All Google Chrome browser >= v58 won't be able to verify
such a certificate. Chances are high that other browsers will deprecate
the subject CN name verification soon as well and also require to have
the dnsName SAN extension in the certificate.

The second issue I see is that we need to explain customers how to
create a CSR for a Kerberos principal alias. This was not working in the
past but has been fixed as part of BZ #1400529. The procedure is
different to the one above, because the way the feature has been
implemented is that you can not list the Kerberos alias with the
cert-request --principal option but either have to list the alias as
dnsName or otherName in the X.509 CSR SAN extension and then request the
cert for the canonical principal name rather than the principal alias

We can discuss for details in an later update. 

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