Re: [ADMIN] no verification of client certificate?

От: Bruce Momjian
Тема: Re: [ADMIN] no verification of client certificate?
Дата: ,
Msg-id: 200703300344.l2U3iwC23191@momjian.us
(см: обсуждение, исходный текст)
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I researched this and found that the documentation was wrong because it
said if the client has a 'root.crt', the server must have a 'root.crt',
when in fact on the server a 'server.crt' is required.  Documentation
updated, and mention of libpq SSL section added to server documentation.

The libpq comment verifies this:

    /* Set up to verify server cert, if root.crt is present */

Doc patch attached.  Backpatched to 8.2.X.

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Michael Fuhr wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 26, 2007 at 12:04:21AM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> > Well, if it works then why is the OP complaining?
> >
> > Perhaps there is some non-obvious configuration issue that accounts
> > for the difference between your results and his?
>
> I don't see in the OP's messages that he's tried the configuration
> I used.  He said he was using the following:
>
> > > no root.crt in the data dir
> > > no .postgresql/    <--- this is what made me think there was no server verification
> > > server.crt/key in the data dir
> > > pg_hba.conf set to hostssl
> > > PGSSLMODE=required or prefer
>
> My test configuration looks the same on the server but different
> on the client:
>
> Server, in $PGDATA
> ==================
> server.key
> server.crt (signed by some CA)
> no root.crt
>
> Client, in ~/.postgresql
> ========================
> root.crt (for the CA that signed server.crt)
> no postgresql.key or postgresql.crt
>
> The OP did say that
>
> > > When I first looked at the ssl doc, I didn't see any description of
> > > installing the root ca on the client.  This seemed odd.  On my web client,
> > > when I need to verify the server crt, I install the appropriate ca in
> > > the client.
>
> The "SSL Support" section of the libpq documentation mentions
> installing root.crt on the client:
>
> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.2/interactive/libpq-ssl.html
>
> "If the file ~/.postgresql/root.crt is present in the user's home
> directory, libpq will use the certificate list stored therein to
> verify the server's certificate.  (On Microsoft Windows the file is
> named %APPDATA%\postgresql\root.crt.)  The SSL connection will fail
> if the server does not present a certificate; therefore, to use
> this feature the server must also have a root.crt file."
>
> The requirement that the server have a root.crt appears to be
> incorrect, at least in the tests I ran.  Unless somebody can justify
> that statement I'll submit a documentation patch to correct it.
>
> --
> Michael Fuhr
>
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--- doc/src/sgml/libpq.sgml    30 Mar 2007 03:14:01 -0000
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*** 4501,4507 ****
     <filename>%APPDATA%\postgresql\root.crt</filename>.)
     The SSL connection will
     fail if the server does not present a certificate; therefore, to
!    use this feature the server must also have a <filename>root.crt</> file.
     Certificate Revocation List (CRL) entries are also checked if the file
     <filename>~/.postgresql/root.crl</filename> exists (<filename>%APPDATA%\postgresql\root.crl</filename>
     on Microsoft Windows).
--- 4501,4507 ----
     <filename>%APPDATA%\postgresql\root.crt</filename>.)
     The SSL connection will
     fail if the server does not present a certificate; therefore, to
!    use this feature the server must have a <filename>server.crt</> file.
     Certificate Revocation List (CRL) entries are also checked if the file
     <filename>~/.postgresql/root.crl</filename> exists (<filename>%APPDATA%\postgresql\root.crl</filename>
     on Microsoft Windows).
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--- doc/src/sgml/runtime.sgml    30 Mar 2007 03:14:04 -0000
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*** 1574,1583 ****
     certificates of the <acronym>CA</acronym>(s) you wish to check for in
     the file <filename>root.crt</filename> in the data directory.  When
     present, a client certificate will be requested from the client
!    during SSL connection startup, and it must have been signed by one of the
!    certificates present in <filename>root.crt</filename>.  Certificate
!    Revocation List (CRL) entries are also checked if the file
!    <filename>root.crl</filename> exists.
    </para>

    <para>
--- 1574,1584 ----
     certificates of the <acronym>CA</acronym>(s) you wish to check for in
     the file <filename>root.crt</filename> in the data directory.  When
     present, a client certificate will be requested from the client
!    during SSL connection startup, and it must have been signed by one of
!    the certificates present in <filename>root.crt</filename>.  (See <xref
!    linkend="libpq-ssl"> for a description of how to set up client
!    certificates.) Certificate Revocation List (CRL) entries are also
!    checked if the file <filename>root.crl</filename> exists.
    </para>

    <para>


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