nicolasosorio Regular Contributor.
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Expired CA and Server Certificates

Hi everyone,


1. CA (Certificate Authority) is expired
2. Server certificates are expired or unable to read CRL (the ones which are not expired)


Delete CA:

  1. From “Directory Administration” -> Delete Object

    Create new CA:

    1. From “NetIQ Certificate Server” -> Configure Certificate Authority
    2. Standar creation. (We tried with custom too)
    3. Restart eDirectory.

      Then we tried to Create Default Certificates and Repair Default Certificates and both acctions give us the following errors:

      iManager error:
      "Server Certificate (Key Material) Creation Error
      There was an error while trying to create the Server Certificate. You need to delete the Server Certificate, if it exists, and start the creation process again.
      The error code is: "

      Step 6 Create Default Certificates
      PKI_NPKICreateContext returned 0.
      PKI_NPKISetTreeName returned 0.
      PKI_NPKIDSLoginAsServer returned 0.
      error 49186 from NPKICreateDefaultCertificates.
      Step 6 failed 49186.

      Only one server
      eDirectory 9 SP3 Patch 1 40005.13
      IDM 4.5.6
      Tomcat 8
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Re: Expired CA and Server Certificates

I've heard of some similar errors from others, but always on the 9.0 and
3.0 versions of eDirectory and iManager, respectively. Could you test
with eDirectory 9.1 and iManager 3.1 to see if resolved there?

Another option may be to try the 'ndsconfig upgrade' command on the
eDirectory box to see if it will recreate your default certificates for
you that way.

Good luck.

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