[Help-gnutls] Re: Key usage violation in certificate

Roland Winkler Roland.Winkler at physik.uni-erlangen.de
Fri Jun 5 07:35:52 CEST 2009

On Mon Jun 1 2009 Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> I've opened https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=508844 to
> suggest that YaST should behave differently.  Roland, if you can follow
> up there with more details about how the cert in question was created
> and how the service was configured, we might be able to prevent this
> from tripping up other folks in the future.

It's a bit difficult to reconstruct the details.

The certificate was created via YaST on an Open Enterprise Server
(OES) SP2. The sysadmin told me that these certificates are mainly
intended for https connections and secure communication of Novell's
eDirectory service. They are not specifically designed for secure
SMTP connections that triggered the "key usage violation" problem.

Daniel, I don't have an account to update your YaST bug report.
Could you please add the above paragraph?



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