resumption problem

Benjamin Kaduk bkaduk at
Tue Mar 24 00:27:55 UTC 2020

On Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 11:46:43PM +0000, Jeremy Harris wrote:
> OpenSSL 1.1.1  on Centos 8
> Ticket-based resumption
> I'm getting a repeatable error from a client call to SSL_connect()
> of "14228044:SSL routines:construct_ca_names:internal error".
> Packet capture shows an Alert being sent by the client before
> anything is received from the server.
> The error only occurs when the client is trying to resume
> a previous session, and (here's the odd part) only when
> the client is set up to offer a client certificate.
> [I can change the client config to stop it offering this
> client-cert, and the resumption works just fine]
> I *think* possibly also the precise nature of that client cert
> matters; a testcase I set up away from my production
> system failed to induce the error.  The client cert
> is loaded using SSL_CTX_use_certificate_chain_file();
> the file contains a private-key and a 3-element chain
> with a Lets Encrypt cert (leaf, signer, CA-root).
> The CA is sha1/rsa, the other two are sha256/rsa.

Try omitting the (sha1) CA from the file?


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