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iManager - CA create just refreshes when trying to import a certificate to create a new CA

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Novell iManager Plugins - Novell Certificate Server


Trying to move a CA from one server to another.

Exported the CA  - included private key and added a password
Deleted the CA object from eDirectory
Created a new CA choosing to import with the export previously created.

The iManager Certificate Server plugin keeps refreshing when attempting to finish the process but never continues.


Manually created a test CA
Exported the test CA with private key and set password
Deleted test CA
Created a new CA using import - this time the process completes as expected.


Tried using ConsoleOne to import the export of the CA.
ConsoleOne returned an error:  -1443  which is DS_T_NICI_E_SIGNATURE_INVALID  0xFA5D  NICI E SIGNATURE INVALID


Tried using openssl to create a pem file from the export of the CA.
openssl pkcs12 -in cert.pfx -out cert.pem

When prompted for the password, openssl returned the password was incorrect.


Export of the CA has been saved with a different password than the one which was being used to import the certificate.


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  • Document ID:7008700
  • Creation Date:03-JUN-11
  • Modified Date:27-APR-12
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