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How To Insert SSL Client Certificates Into Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition To Use With a Secure Oracle iPlanet Web Server or Oracle iPlanet Web Proxy Server (Doc ID 1001979.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 01, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle iPlanet Web Proxy Server - Version 3.6 to 4.0.5 [Release 3.6 to 4.0]
Oracle iPlanet Web Server - Version 6.0 to 7.0 [Release 6.0 to 7.0]
All Platforms


In order to use Client Certificate Authenticationwith a secure Sun Java[TM] System Web Server (SJSWS) it is necessary to add the client certificate as an attribute to a user in the LDAP database.

What is not clear in either the Sun Java[TM] System Directory Server (SJSDS) or SJSWS documentation is the form the certificate needs to be in to be able to do this.

In the SJSDS documentation it states that the Client Certificate needs to be in a binary format. However the documents don't clearly describe what that format is.

This document aims to explain which format the SJSDS is expecting, and how to convert a certificate from other common formats into the correct one for use in the SJSDS.


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