Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 641526
Empathy doesn't remember self-signed certificate
Last modified: 2015-03-16 12:12:50 EDT
Description of problem:
When connecting to an XMPP/Jabber server with self signed cert, the following warning pops up and allows one to continue or cancel:
This connection is untrusted. Would you like to continue anyway?
Dialog includes option to remember the choice for future connections, however on following connection the choice is not remembered and the dialog pops-up again.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): empathy-18.104.22.168-1.fc14.x86_64
How reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect to a self-signed XMPP/Jabber server
2. Accept certificate warning pop-up and check mark "Remember this choice..."
3. Disconnect and reconnect
Actual results: Certificate warning pops-up again
Expected results: Certificate warning should not pop-up
could you, before starting empathy, do the following:
- start EMPATHY_DEBUG="all" EMPATHY_PERSIST=1 /usr/libexec/empathy-auth-client on a terminal
- start empathy normally
- paste the output you get on the terminal upon connection from empathy-auth-client here
Created attachment 456502 [details]
connection log, as requested
I'm attaching the connection log. I had to kill the running empathy-auth-client first
For completeness, I also need to mention my /home was coming from the previous F12 installation; I did not recreate the account in F14
I no longer have an easy way to test this as my XMPP server now has a valid certificate, hopefully Gianluca can provide enough information.
Verified bug is reproducible, and opened bug upstream.
Noticed that Empathy is hardcoding the ca cert location to /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt, so certs aren't being imported on Fedora. I've created a patch and once it's been reviewed it should prevent the SSL error with regard to servers included with Fedora's bundled certs (like GoogleTalk).
I may add that there is no way to remember a certificate (no remeber this decision checkmark) when the issued hostname is not the same that the XMPP domain name, for example Google Apps for domains points to talk.google.com, Setting the Server option in "Override server settings" to talk.google.com does not works either
ping, this is still an (extremely annoying) issue, and I see no progress on the upstream bug either ... could I buy someone a drink to fix this or so?
*** Bug 767128 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I can see this bug with empathy-22.214.171.124-1.fc17.x86_64 too. Empathy is complaining about untrusted connections (facebook and gtalk which acounts are set by online accounts). It is asking even if I choose to remember.
I haven't seen this problem with older versions (I can't remember in which version this started).
(In reply to comment #10)
> I can see this bug with empathy-126.96.36.199-1.fc17.x86_64 too. Empathy is
> complaining about untrusted connections (facebook and gtalk which acounts
> are set by online accounts). It is asking even if I choose to remember.
> I haven't seen this problem with older versions (I can't remember in which
> version this started).
I also have the same problem, same version of empathy, never happened before.
Still persists with:
$ yum list installed '*pathy*'
empathy.x86_64 188.8.131.52-1.fc17 @updates
python-telepathy.noarch 0.15.19-4.fc17 @anaconda-0
telepathy-farstream.x86_64 0.4.0-2.fc17 @anaconda-0
telepathy-filesystem.noarch 0.0.2-3.fc17 @anaconda-0
telepathy-gabble.x86_64 0.16.1-1.fc17 @updates
telepathy-glib.x86_64 0.18.1-2.fc17 @updates
telepathy-haze.x86_64 0.6.0-1.fc17 @anaconda-0
telepathy-idle.x86_64 0.1.11-2.fc17 @anaconda-0
telepathy-logger.x86_64 0.4.0-2.fc17 @anaconda-0
telepathy-mission-control.x86_64 1:5.12.1-1.fc17 @updates
telepathy-salut.x86_64 0.8.0-1.fc17 @anaconda-0
the xmpp server jabber.ccc.de uses a self signed certificate.
This bug is now nearly two years old.
I seeing this too, empathy on kde on the latest fedora <sigh>
Any suggestions how to debug this?
For the KDE users seeing this problem: at Ubuntu it was mentioned that this problem affects KDE users because the gnome keyring is not loaded with the proper options.
Try executing "gnome-keyring-daemon --start --components=gpg,pkcs11,secrets,ssh" before you start empathy, and see if the problem persists.
If this works for you it might make sense to add this to KDE autostart in case you are affected by this bug...
(In reply to comment #14)
> For the KDE users seeing this problem: at Ubuntu it was mentioned that this
> problem affects KDE users because the gnome keyring is not loaded with the
> proper options.
> Try executing "gnome-keyring-daemon --start
> --components=gpg,pkcs11,secrets,ssh" before you start empathy, and see if
> the problem persists.
> If this works for you it might make sense to add this to KDE autostart in
> case you are affected by this bug...
I have re-enabled those components of keyring (gpg,pkcs11,secrets,ssh) in gnome-session-properties and now I don't see the dialog any more. Thanks!
Germán, can you please describe the details of the entry you made in gnome-session-properties?
(In reply to comment #16)
> Germán, can you please describe the details of the entry you made in
@Roland: sorry for being too late :(
I just opened "gnome-session-properties" in a terminal and checked the following components:
* GPG Password Agent (Command: /usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon --start --components=gpg)
* Certificate and Key Storage (Command: /usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon --start --components=pkcs11)
* Secret Storage Service (Command: /usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon --start --components=secrets)
* SSH Key Agent (Command:/usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon --start --components=ssh)
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I have this bug too, with Fedora 22 Alpha and empathy 3.12.7.
Do you need more information ?
(In reply to Couret Charles-Antoine from comment #20)
> I have this bug too, with Fedora 22 Alpha and empathy 3.12.7.
> Do you need more information ?
I believe it'd be better to file a new bug rather than reviving this one
(I don't say it'd have better chances to be fixed ...)