Bug 483539 - nm-connection-editor has a bug that makes it impossible to use TLS-secured wireless networks.
nm-connection-editor has a bug that makes it impossible to use TLS-secured wi...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-02-02 05:05 EST by martin
Modified: 2014-09-29 07:02 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 02:46:48 EST
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2009-02-02 05:07 EST, martin
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Description martin 2009-02-02 05:05:53 EST
Description of problem:

When trying to connect to a wireless network that's using TLS security it is not possible to load a private key (wireless.p12) because the file isn't visibile in the dialogue.

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

See attached image. There is a valid file called wireless.p12 in my home dir, despite that it's not visible in the dialogue.

Actual results:

File not visible.

Expected results:

File should be visible and loadable.

Additional info:
Comment 1 martin 2009-02-02 05:07:25 EST
Created attachment 330610 [details]
File dialogue.
Comment 2 Dan Williams 2009-02-03 11:56:26 EST
For a .p12 file of mine, I get this output from the following command.  Does yours look similar?

[dcbw@localhost ~]$ openssl pkcs12 -in ~/Desktop/certinfra/foo/test-bundle.p12
Enter Import Password:
MAC verified OK
Bag Attributes
    localKeyID: 3B 13 1B 2C DE 8E 20 65 EB DD E2 42 B3 0F D8 9D 8F BF 27 39 
    friendlyName: test p12 cert
subject=/C=US/ST=Massachusetts/O=Red Hat, Inc./OU=Engineering/CN=client/emailAddress=it@it.com
issuer=/C=US/ST=Massachusetts/L=Westford/O=Red Hat, Inc./OU=Engineering/CN=eaptest/emailAddress=it@it.com
Comment 3 martin 2009-02-04 03:40:47 EST
More or less.

[martin@Gripen wireless]$ openssl pkcs12 -in wireless.p12 
Enter Import Password:
MAC verified OK
Bag Attributes
    friendlyName: Persson Martin-BPW386's  ID
    localKeyID: A4 DE 98 9F 6E 1E 0B DB 6B A3 1A D3 64 23 CB 75 A3 D9 82 2F 
Key Attributes: <No Attributes>
Enter PEM pass phrase:
Verifying - Enter PEM pass phrase:
Bag Attributes
    friendlyName: Persson Martin-BPW386's  ID
    localKeyID: A4 DE 98 9F 6E 1E 0B DB 6B A3 1A D3 64 23 CB 75 A3 D9 82 2F 
subject=/CN=Persson Martin-BPW386

When I converted the p12-file to a pem-file with:

openssl pkcs12 -in wireless.p12 -clcerts -out wireless.pem

it seems to be accepted. Something still doesn't quite work but that doesn't necessarily have to be the computers fault...
Comment 4 Dan Williams 2009-02-05 06:16:34 EST
Could you grab the program here:


and run it on your p12 file?  This is a test program built during the NM build process that uses the same internal functions as the filechooser does.  For example:

[dcbw@localhost] test-crypto key test.p12 my-password
** Message: Original format: pkcs#12

Also, how large is your p12 file in bytes?
Comment 5 Niels Haase 2009-04-10 16:15:54 EDT
Reporter, could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.

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Comment 6 martin 2009-04-14 04:41:16 EDT
Sorry, I've been a bit distracted by work lately. Deadline closing in for both of my jobs, bad timing...

The p12-file is 2644 bytes and the program won't run because it just says:

Usage: ./test-crypto cert <file>
       ./test-crypto key <file> <password>

no matter what parameters I give (yes, I've given both file and password to it although it did chill my bones doing so). Care to give me the source file instead so I have a sporting chance to see WHY it refuses to do anything?

The wireless works however. By converting the p12-file to pem it was accepted and the authentication works like a charm.
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Comment 9 Michal Ambroz 2009-12-11 11:33:42 EST
Could it be that the sample pkcs12 file is having key first and certificate follows? Anybody knows how to create such p12 file? It seems it is not possible with openssl.
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