Bug 973195 - CA-less install fails when intermediate CA is used
CA-less install fails when intermediate CA is used
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ipa (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Unspecified
unspecified Severity unspecified
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Assigned To: Martin Kosek
Namita Soman
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Reported: 2013-06-11 08:54 EDT by Dmitri Pal
Modified: 2016-02-02 06:34 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: ipa-4.1.0-18.el7
Doc Type: Known Issue
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There are multiple problems across different tools used in the identity manager (IdM) installation, which prevents installation of CA-less with intermediate certificate authority (CA). One of the errors is that incorrect trust flags are assigned to the intermediate CA certificate when importing the PKCS#12 file. Consequently, the IdM server installer fails due to an incomplete trust chain that is returned for IdM services. There is no known workaround, CA-less certificates must not contain intermediate CA in their trust chain.
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Last Closed: 2016-02-02 06:34:10 EST
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Description Dmitri Pal 2013-06-11 08:54:35 EDT
This bug is created as a clone of upstream ticket:

This is because wrong trust flags are assigned to the intermediate CA certificate when importing the PKCS!#12 file:
$ certutil -L <dbdir>
Certificate Nickname                                         Trust Attributes

The Root CA                                                  CT,C,C
ca1/subca/server                                             u,u,u
ca1/subca                                                    ,,   

This in turn causes certutil to return an incomplete trust chain:
$ certutil -O -d <dbdir> -n ca1/subca/server
"ca1/subca/server" [CN=vm-131.idm.lab.bos.redhat.com,O=Subsidiary Example Organization]

Trust flags of intermediate CA certificates should be set to "c,c,c" to fix this.
Comment 1 Douglas Silas 2013-11-11 13:55:32 EST
If this feature or issue should be documented in the Release or Technical Notes for RHEL 7.0 Beta, please select the correct Doc Type from the drop-down menu and enter a description in Doc Text.

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Comment 2 Martin Kosek 2013-11-28 08:28:25 EST
Filling Known Issue doc text for 7.0
Comment 3 Martin Kosek 2016-01-29 08:10:16 EST
Will this be fixed in the recent 7.3 fixes focused on CA-less to CA-full installation?
Comment 4 Jan Cholasta 2016-02-01 01:18:24 EST
IIRC this has been fixed since 7.1.
Comment 5 Martin Kosek 2016-02-02 06:34:10 EST
Ah, closing as fixed then. Please reopen the bug if this happens again.

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