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Subject:   Doesn't Work :-/
Date:   2004-01-22 01:48:51
From:   F.J.
Response to: Doesn't Work :-/

Hi !


Would you be sure that the certificate issued by GeoTrust uses the right format, you may want to check the following points :


Is the Keychain in which your certificate is stored really imported in the Keychain Access application ?
Is the certificate issued for the e-mail address that you are trying to use ?
Do the address printed on the certificate and the one used by Mail.app use use the same capitalization structure ?


Let me know if this helps !


F.J.

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  • Doesn't Work :-/
    2004-01-22 02:23:09  timb [View]

    I just have the the private key and cert in my login Keychain.
    So I have one item in the keychain called "Timothy Brown's GeoTrust Inc. ID" and for kind it says "private key, RSA, 2048-bit"

    Then I have another item called "Timothy Brown", Its common name is "Timothy Brown" and email is "sysop@timb.us" I checked these against whats in mail.app and it is correct...

    Everything appears to be correct..it just doesn't work.. I've tried it on my iBook as well, no go.. :-/

    The sad thing is I payed $20 for this cert.. (The GeoTrust cert uses a voice verify system so its a tad more "secure")

    -Tim
    • Doesn't Work :-/
      2004-01-25 01:12:11  dignan [View]

      I had the same issue, because I chose to get my cert from cacert.org rather than verisign. This page has the fix:
      http://www.dublan.net/Notes/Archives/2003/December/08_Monday/Adding%20extra%20CAs%20on%20OS%20X.html

      Hope that helps.
      • Doesn't Work :-/
        2004-02-02 00:46:31  timb [View]

        Ahh, heck yes! Thank you! This works wonders!
        Here is a link to GeoTrust's CERT:


        http://www.geotrust.com/resources/root_certificates/certificates/GeoTrust_True_Credentials_CA_2.cer