SSL Session Cache Cannot Cache As Many Sessions As 'max-entries' of 'ssl-session-cache' When Client Authentication is Enabled (Doc ID 1936960.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle iPlanet Web Server - Version 7.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 When client authentication is enabled, iPlanet Web Server will cache a considerably smaller number of SSL sessions than max-entries of ssl-session-cache you set.

 

In the Web Server document, max-entries is described as:

"The maximum number of SSL/TLS sessions the server will cache. The value can be from 1 to 524288."

Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0.9 Administrator's Configuration File Reference

However, this is not true when client authentication is enabled.  iPlanet Web Server caches significantly smaller number of sessions than max-entries of ssl-session-cache that is set, when Client Authentication is enabled.

Cause

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