[Openswan Users] Re: Forwarding client certs

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Mon Apr 18 19:01:31 CEST 2005

On Mon, 18 Apr 2005, Twum K. Djin wrote:

> My intention is to have Openswan set up to accept ANY certificate signed by the trusted CA of the server so I really won't have each cert that the CA has ever signed.

It works like that out of the box. Any cert signed by a CA listed in /etc/ipsec.d/cacerts/, optionally
restriected by RDN's, will work. You can pattern patch in the conn's if you want.

> When a client get granted access then they must have presented a valid cert (i.e. signed by this trusted CA) but I would still like to know the particular client hence the need for another tool that processes their certs.

You can get the client DN in your _updown script and do what you want. Unless you really need the
certificate contents for obscure reasons, there is no need to copy the certificate.


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