Feature #7383

system_certmanager.php?act=new: Add new select option to sign a CSR

Added by Steve Beaver 10 days ago. Updated 6 days ago.

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Certificate Manager -> Certificates -> Add New: There would be a new select option 'Sign a Certificate Signing Request'. This would allow the user to paste a CSR, then pick a CA from the pfSense configuration to sign that CSR.

THe signed certificate would be presented on-screen to allow it to be copied to the clipboard, or downloaded to the user's workstation.


#1 Updated by Steve Beaver 9 days ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

#2 Updated by John Murphy 9 days ago

Current Base System 2.4.0.b.20170314.0021

Option not displayed in Cert. Manager GUI. Checked CAs, Certificates, and Certificate Revocation. The option doesn't appear in any of the method drop downs.

#3 Updated by Steve Beaver 9 days ago

Use a build from after the time the change was made. Your build was made at 0021 hrs, the new code was added at 1300 hrs. You should see it in the next snapshot.

#4 Updated by James Snell 8 days ago

Build 2.4.0.b.20170314.2306

The option "Sign a Certificate Signing Request" is now present.

Created a signing request against the local CA.

The request was listed. Selecting it from the list did not import the signing request data or key into the textboxes and it wasn't clear where to obtain the CSR Key in the required format.

I downloaded and copied the text from the requests .key file (which may not be correct) and received an OpenSSL error :-

openssl library returns: error:0906D06C:PEM routines:PEM_read_bio:no start line

Not sure if this is user error on my part or a code issue.

#5 Updated by John Murphy 8 days ago

Current Base System 2.4.0.b.20170315.0313

Option not available. What am I missing? Isn't this a later snapshot? Maybe that would be a good feature - the ability to select from the 20 most current snapshots if you're on the development train.

#6 Updated by Jim Pingle 8 days ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Assigned

I also get "openssl library returns: error:0906D06C:PEM routines:PEM_read_bio:no start line" when attempting to sign an existing CSR or one pasted in to import.

#7 Updated by Steve Beaver 8 days ago

A fix for the Openssl library error is on the way.

Select Method->Sign a Certificate Signing Request

Use the "CSR to sign" control to select an existing CSR, or select "New" to paste in a new one.

If creating a new one:
Paste the PEM formatted CSR into the CSR Data textbox
The Key data field is optional and can be used to associate a private key with the newly signed cert in the pfSense configuration

Click "Save"

#8 Updated by Steve Beaver 6 days ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Feedback

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