Bug 969252 - proper PKI support: how to add organizational CA to gnome?
proper PKI support: how to add organizational CA to gnome?
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2013-05-30 22:59 EDT by Jason Haar
Modified: 2015-02-17 10:24 EST (History)
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Description Jason Haar 2013-05-30 22:59:07 EDT
Description of problem:

I work for two separate organizations that run their own PKIs, so they have "non standard" CA's and services protected by server certs signed by those CAs

I'm trying to use "online accounts" to add support for their owncloud instance and Exchange instance - and in both cases adding accounts caused gnome to warn me "the signing certificate authority is not known"

Fair enough, but I can't see how to add support for it. I know there's an "Ignore" - but that is not a fix - it actually reduces the security of the entire system as it degrades user expectation of what a PKI can achieve.

I would have thought gnome would use the "NSS" api - like chrome, curl, etc do? A nice little gui to interact with it and you're done (easy - only ten minutes work, tops ;-)

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Comment 1 Michael Monreal 2013-09-01 18:20:25 EDT
Running into the same problem atm... did you find out how to add the CA? I tried adding to $HOME/.pki/nssdb but that did not fix the problem for me.
Comment 2 Michael Monreal 2013-09-02 16:01:49 EDT
Alright, took me a while to figure this out, but it is actually quite easy to solve at the system level in Fedora 19. Just place a trusted CA cert into /etc/pki/ca-trust/source/ and run update-ca-trust as root, done.
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