I was asked to get an SSL certificate for an "Oracle Application Server 11g" which has a soon-to-expire certificate. Brushing aside the fact that 10g seems to be the newest version, I got a certificate from InCommon, as I usually do without problem (except this is the first time I supplied Oracle Application Server 11g as the software type on the CSR form). On the email containing links to download the certificate, it mentioned:
SSL Type : InCommon SSL
Server : OTHER
I forwarded the email over to the person responsible for installing it and got a reply that the server type must be Oracle Application Server for the certificate to work (the CN is the same as before). They were unable to install this certificate (no details provided to me) and mentioned they had this issue previously with Thawte when they didn't supply Oracle Application Server as the server type. I don't see any significant difference between the currently installed certificate (working) and the new one I just got signed by InCommon (not working).
$ openssl x509 -in sso-current.cer -text
shows, with irrelevant information ommitted.
Data: Version: 3 (0x2) Signature Algorithm: sha1WithRSAEncryption Issuer: C=ZA, ST=Western Cape, L=Cape Town, O=Thawte Consulting cc, OU=Certification Services Division, CN=Thawte Premium Server CA/emailAddressfirstname.lastname@example.org Validity Not Before: Oct 1 00:00:00 2009 GMT Not After : Nov 28 23:59:59 2012 GMT Subject Public Key Info: Public Key Algorithm: rsaEncryption Public-Key: (2048 bit) Modulus: Exponent: 65537 (0x10001) X509v3 extensions: X509v3 Basic Constraints: critical CA:FALSE X509v3 CRL Distribution Points: Full Name: URI:http://crl.thawte.com/ThawteServerPremiumCA.crl X509v3 Extended Key Usage: TLS Web Server Authentication, TLS Web Client Authentication Authority Information Access: OCSP - URI:http://ocsp.thawte.com Signature Algorithm: sha1WithRSAEncryption
$ openssl x509 -in sso-new.cer -text
Data: Version: 3 (0x2) Signature Algorithm: sha1WithRSAEncryption Issuer: C=US, O=Internet2, OU=InCommon, CN=InCommon Server CA Validity Not Before: Nov 8 00:00:00 2012 GMT Not After : Nov 8 23:59:59 2014 GMT Subject Public Key Info: Public Key Algorithm: rsaEncryption Public-Key: (2048 bit) Modulus: Exponent: 65537 (0x10001) X509v3 extensions: X509v3 Authority Key Identifier: keyid:48:4F:5A:FA:2F:4A:9A:5E:E0:50:F3:6B:7B:55:A5:DE:F5:BE:34:5D X509v3 Subject Key Identifier: 18:8D:F6:F5:87:4D:C4:08:7B:2B:3F:02:A1:C7:AC:6D:A7:90:93:02 X509v3 Key Usage: critical Digital Signature, Key Encipherment X509v3 Basic Constraints: critical CA:FALSE X509v3 Extended Key Usage: TLS Web Server Authentication, TLS Web Client Authentication X509v3 Certificate Policies: Policy: 126.96.36.199.4.1.59188.8.131.52.1.1 CPS: https://www.incommon.org/cert/repository/cps_ssl.pdf X509v3 CRL Distribution Points: Full Name: URI:http://crl.incommon.org/InCommonServerCA.crl Authority Information Access: CA Issuers - URI:http://cert.incommon.org/InCommonServerCA.crt OCSP - URI:http://ocsp.incommon.org
Nothing jumps out at me as the reason one would not work so I don't have a specific request for the signer for what to do differently when re-signing.