Opened 8 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#1633 closed task (fixed)

Update OSGeo SSL certificate - if needed

Reported by: msmitherdc Owned by: sac@…
Priority: critical Milestone:
Component: SysAdmin Keywords: ssl web certificate


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Change History (11)

comment:1 by strk, 8 years ago

I suggest to switch to, it's free and very easy to use and script (having short expiration, circa 2 months).

comment:2 by wildintellect, 8 years ago

Will the letsencrypt cert work for our LDAP configuration? Do we have any other services outside of http/https that rely on a higher standard cert (svn, mail, git?).

I am +1 for adding letsencrypt as a service to all webites hosted on osgeo that are not * domains. We would need a good cron job/process for staying up an the renewals.

Can someone shop around for types of certs and prices that meet our need?

comment:3 by wildintellect, 8 years ago

I've created a new certificate good for 3 years (new vendor Account info is in the access file.

New cert should be ready to use, all files are in ~/sslcerts/2016 of the root account on secure. We should roll this out to a lesser used domain 1st to test, then to all * domains before Sunday when the current cert expires. Please chime in if you can handle particular sites/servers.

Down the line I would like to pilot letsencrypt on all other domains we host (offering optional SSL for everything). Anyone want to take charge of this part of the project?

comment:4 by wildintellect, 8 years ago

Seems this drama isn't quite over. Anyone know the difference between a DV and OV certificate, and if we really need an OV (I bought a DV it turns out)?

Comodo is offering to renew our supposed OV (can't actually tell if it's an OV because it's got a flag related to still using SHA-1) for $1200 with 2 yrs free (so 5 year). Which brings it back down closer to what we just paid per year. FYI, we can get a full refund on the current purchase within 30 days.

I'm trying to get access to the Comodo account to investigate more.

in reply to:  3 comment:5 by neteler, 7 years ago

Priority: normalcritical

Replying to wildintellect:

I've created a new certificate good for 3 years (new vendor Account info is in the access file.

This SSL certificate now rejected by Travis CI.

See e.g.

==> Cloning

Error validating server certificate for '':

 - The certificate is not issued by a trusted authority. Use the fingerprint to validate the certificate manually!

Certificate information:
 - Hostname: *
 - Valid: from Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT until Wed, 01 May 2019 23:59:59 GMT
 - Issuer:,, US
 - Fingerprint: 56:50:0d:63:0f:47:10:92:7a:3a:b5:a9:83:f8:97:92:fe:d6:19:95

(R)eject, accept (t)emporarily or accept (p)ermanently? svn: E175002: Unable to connect to a repository at URL ''

svn: E175002: OPTIONS of '': Server certificate verification failed: issuer is not trusted (

Error: Failed to download resource "grass-trunk"

Quality check:

--> Overall Rating: C

Time to switch to (eg with certbot)?

comment:6 by strk, 7 years ago

Only 9 months are elapsed since the certificate was issued, so there should be time before we switch. Could your issue be a temporary glitch on Travis ? I'm all for switching all to letsencrypt and happy to do it but wouldn't rush if not needed. Anyway, my SSL cert (letsencrypt) is rated A (for comparison):

comment:7 by neteler, 7 years ago

For the record: some more SSL issues discussed on the list:

comment:8 by neteler, 6 years ago

What's our plan here? More users start to have troubles to connect to OSGeo servers (see lists).

comment:9 by strk, 6 years ago

I guess this would be one of the first tasks by the new sysadmin contractor (any news on that Alex?)

comment:10 by strk, 6 years ago

Is the real cause of refusal the SSL protocol supported by apache as reported in #1981 ?

comment:11 by strk, 6 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

I'm closing this because the only test provided reporting a problem was and that URL now gives A+ rating.

Please reopen or better open a NEW ticket for new problems. Thanks.

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