• Ubuntu 12.04
  • OpenSSL 1.0.1 14
  • Wget 1.13.4

My setup:

  • create our own CA (our_own_ca.crt)
  • generate a certificate which is signed with the above CA (graphite.local.crt)
  • Concatenate that cert and the CA cert into a bundle file

Nginx configuration:

ssl_certificate /etc/ssl/certs/graphite.local.crt;
ssl_certificate_key /etc/ssl/certs/graphite.local.key;
ssl_client_certificate /etc/ssl/certs/our_own_ca_chained.crt;


our_own_ca_chained.crt = graphite.local.crt + own_own_ca.crt

To install this CA into the trusted store, according to /usr/share/doc/ca-certificates/README.Debian, I just need to copy it to the /usr/local/share/ca-certificates/, then run update-ca-certificates. Here's the output:

Updating certificates in /etc/ssl/certs... 1 added, 0 removed; done.
Running hooks in /etc/ca-certificates/update.d....
Warning: there was a problem reading the certificate file /etc/ssl/certs/our_own_ca.pem. Message:
  Extensions not allowed in v2 certificate

After that, we have something like belows in /etc/ssl/certs:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   17 Mar 11 05:27 99ff557c.0 -> our_own_ca.pem
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   17 Mar 11 05:27 dc79b3f0.0 -> our_own_ca.pem
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   50 Mar 11 05:27 our_own_ca.pem -> /usr/local/share/ca-certificates/our_own_ca.crt

then curl worked:

curl -I https://graphite.local

HTTP/1.1 302 FOUND
Server: nginx
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:30:30 GMT
Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
Connection: keep-alive
Vary: Cookie
Location: https://graphite.local/account/login?next=/
Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=15768000

but wget does not:

wget https://graphite.local
--2015-03-11 05:31:22--  https://graphite.local/
Resolving graphite.local (graphite.local)...
Connecting to graphite.local (graphite.local)||:443... connected.
ERROR: cannot verify graphite.local's certificate, issued by `xxx':
  Self-signed certificate encountered.
To connect to graphite.local insecurely, use `--no-check-certificate'.

I also tried to use the --ca-certificate but got the same error.

Did I miss something?


I’d try the --ca-directory=directory option:

wget --ca-directory=/etc/ssl/certs https://graphite.local

From the wget manual

Specifies directory containing CA certificates in PEM format. Each file contains one CA certificate, and the file name is based on a hash value derived from the certificate. This is achieved by processing a certificate directory with the c_rehash utility supplied with OpenSSL. Using ‘--ca-directory’ is more efficient than ‘--ca-certificate’ when many certificates are installed because it allows Wget to fetch certificates on demand.

Without this option Wget looks for CA certificates at the system-specified locations, chosen at OpenSSL installation time.

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