Bug 1815917 - self-signed TLS certificate refused even when trusted
Summary: self-signed TLS certificate refused even when trusted
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: caja
Version: 31
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Wolfgang Ulbrich
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2020-03-22 17:51 UTC by fab
Modified: 2020-11-24 16:13 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2020-11-24 16:13:23 UTC
Type: Bug

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dialog prompt (21.61 KB, image/png)
2020-06-29 07:07 UTC, fab
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Description fab 2020-03-22 17:51:01 UTC
Description of problem:
I would like to connect to a private FTPS server with a self-signed certificate (official certificate from let's encrypt not possible, since my server is on a private local IP address). But this is not a possible without a prompt asking me to confirm I would like to do this.

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

How reproducible:
The certificate have been added to the list of trusted certificates using this guide:

Actual results:
Caja refuses to connect to this server without displaying a prompt asking me if I agree to connect to a server with an "unknown certificate authority".

Expected results:
This is quite a problem, since I use this server as a destination for my duplicity automatic backups. Duplicity would not perform automatic backup in such a case !
I absolutely need automatic connection to this server without interactive prompt.

Additional info:
This procedure used to work perfectly however in previous releases of Fedora (not sure, but I think it ceases working in fedora 28...).

Comment 1 fab 2020-05-13 14:22:08 UTC
Up ??

Comment 2 Wolfgang Ulbrich 2020-05-13 16:37:11 UTC
You like to have a code change. Than you should ask upstream.

Comment 3 fab 2020-06-29 07:07:49 UTC
Created attachment 1699080 [details]
dialog prompt

Comment 4 fab 2020-06-29 07:10:32 UTC
Hello again,

I've got no answer from upstream for almost two months...

Anyway, I've found that the bug is not specific from caja: I get the exact same prompt with nautilus (see attachment).

Thus I think the bug comes from a library, probably in gnome, both used by caja, nautilus or deja-dup.

Could you please help find this library so that I shall submit the bug in the right place ?

Thanks in advance.

Comment 5 Wolfgang Ulbrich 2020-06-29 07:44:39 UTC
Maybe gvfs?
It is used by most file-managers.

Summary	        Backends for the gio framework in GLib
Description	The gvfs package provides backend implementations for the gio framework in GLib. It includes ftp, sftp, cifs.

Comment 6 Ben Cotton 2020-11-03 17:08:57 UTC
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