[erlang-questions] SSL certificate's subject too long

Loïc Hoguin <>
Wed Jun 27 09:39:17 CEST 2012


On 06/25/2012 10:27 PM, Ingela Andin wrote:
> Hi!
>
> 2012/6/25 Loïc Hoguin <>:
>> Hey,
>>
>> I'm running into the exact issue described here:
>> http://www.mentby.com/Group/rabbitmq-discuss/ssl-certificate-error.html
>>
>> The certificate I have has a too long Subject line and Erlang just fails
>> when trying to load it. This is a RapidSSL certificate, with a CA. Not sure
>> I can just modify the subject directly while keeping it valid (don't know
>> how anyway).
>>
>> Does anyone know how I could manage to use this certificate? If I need to
>> patch OTP, any pointers as to where this fails is more than welcome.
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>
> The ecertfile is a backwards compatibility error code that you will
> get if ssl has a problem reading the certfile.
> It could be a file-error or a file-format error, or a bug in OTP
> application public_key. So if you want to pinpoint the error you can
> do:
> {ok, PemBin} = file:read_file("Cert.pem").
> PemEntries = public_key:pem_decode(Pembin).
> public_key:pem_entry_decode(hd(PemEntries)).

Getting {'RSAPrivateKey','two-prime', ...

All entries decode fine too.

What next?

Thanks.

-- 
Loïc Hoguin
Erlang Cowboy
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