Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 323281
unhelpful message for TLS LDAP cert
Last modified: 2008-01-09 17:50:20 EST
if you select 'Use network login' and then say you're using LDAP with TLS then
it asks for a CA cert for the LDAP server. the message tells you to copy the
cert file into a specific folder. but you can't do that yet!
i _think_ the dialog will work if you use a URL for the CA cert file, but the
message doesn't suggest that.
If you can't do that on firstboot, you can certainly do that later. There is
also a button for the download of the CA cert from URL. The only change I can
see is to move/copy the button from the LDAP options dialog to the message box
which asks you for the copying.
hmm. why not make it URL only? (if people have the cert locally they could use
a file:// URL.)
copying a file into a special location sounds a bit 'system' to me! isn't that
what this dialog is doing anyway - downloading the file from the URL and copying
it to that location for you?
then the message can just be a "you must enter the URL of the CA certificate
file, for example, http://www.mycompany.com/ca.cert" type of thing. that can
pop up if the field is left blank.
i think that would work for both the firstboot scenario and the 'regular use'
scenario and wouldn't leave users frustrated by confusing instructions on firstboot.
OK, this, or something very similar to your proposal seems reasonable.
Hopefully fixed now.