[openssl-users] [EXTERNAL] Re: Self-signed error when using SSL_CTX_load_verify_locations CApath

Michael Wojcik Michael.Wojcik at microfocus.com
Tue Dec 4 22:58:32 UTC 2018

> From: openssl-users [mailto:openssl-users-bounces at openssl.org] On Behalf
> Of Jakob Bohm via openssl-users
> Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 08:15
> > Care to create a PR against the "master" branch?  Something
> > along the lines of:
> >
> >      "Provided chain ends with untrusted self-signed certificate"
> >
> > or better.  Here "untrusted" might mean not trusted for the requested
> > purpose, but more precise is not always more clear.
> >
> Perhaps s/untrusted/unknown/ as in
> "Provided chain ends with unknown self-signed certificate".

Yes, that might be better. Or maybe "unrecognized". Of course there's scope for someone to misinterpret regardless of which term is used. I can suggest various alternatives in the PR and let the team decide.

> Or even better, two different error codes:
>   - "Only self-signed end certificate provided"
>   - "Provided chain ends with unknown root certificate"
> (Deciding which one keeps the old error code is left as
>   an exercise).

I can raise that as a possibility too, in the PR. Obviously it's a bit more work than simply changing the existing text.

Michael Wojcik
Distinguished Engineer, Micro Focus

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