Using a GeoTrust QuickSSL certificate with OpenFire

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Download the GeoTrust DV Intermediate CA file from https://knowledge.geotrust.com/support/knowledge-base/index?page=content&id=AR1422

Log in to the openfire admin UI ( http://server:9090/ ) and navigate to “Server Settings” -> “Server Certificates” and click on the “import” link ( http://server:9090/import-certificate.jsp ). Copy the appropriate sections from your certificate into the two text fields. Next, open the GT_QuickSSL_and_Premium_and_Trial_intermediate_bundle.pem file you just downloaded and paste the contents of this file into the certificate text field. Make sure there isn’t any space between the end of your certificate and the start of the intermediate certificates.

Here’s what the text field should look like given the intermediate bundle as of 2011:

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
Your certificate
-----END CERTIFICATE-----
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----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-----END CERTIFICATE-----
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
MIIDfTCCAuagAwIBAgIDErvmMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBBQUAME4xCzAJBgNVBAYTAlVT
MRAwDgYDVQQKEwdFcXVpZmF4MS0wKwYDVQQLEyRFcXVpZmF4IFNlY3VyZSBDZXJ0
aWZpY2F0ZSBBdXRob3JpdHkwHhcNMDIwNTIxMDQwMDAwWhcNMTgwODIxMDQwMDAw
WjBCMQswCQYDVQQGEwJVUzEWMBQGA1UEChMNR2VvVHJ1c3QgSW5jLjEbMBkGA1UE
AxMSR2VvVHJ1c3QgR2xvYmFsIENBMIIBIjANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAAOCAQ8AMIIB
CgKCAQEA2swYYzD99BcjGlZ+W988bDjkcbd4kdS8odhM+KhDtgPpTSEHCIjaWC9m
OSm9BXiLnTjoBbdqfnGk5sRgprDvgOSJKA+eJdbtg/OtppHHmMlCGDUUna2YRpIu
T8rxh0PBFpVXLVDviS2Aelet8u5fa9IAjbkU+BQVNdnARqN7csiRv8lVK83Qlz6c
JmTM386DGXHKTubU1XupGc1V3sjs0l44U+VcT4wt/lAjNvxm5suOpDkZALeVAjmR
Cw7+OC7RHQWa9k0+bw8HHa8sHo9gOeL6NlMTOdReJivbPagUvTLrGAMoUgRx5asz
PeE4uwc2hGKceeoWMPRfwCvocWvk+QIDAQABo4HwMIHtMB8GA1UdIwQYMBaAFEjm
aPkr0rKV10fYIyAQTzOYkJ/UMB0GA1UdDgQWBBTAephojYn7qwVkDBF9qn1luMrM
TjAPBgNVHRMBAf8EBTADAQH/MA4GA1UdDwEB/wQEAwIBBjA6BgNVHR8EMzAxMC+g
LaArhilodHRwOi8vY3JsLmdlb3RydXN0LmNvbS9jcmxzL3NlY3VyZWNhLmNybDBO
BgNVHSAERzBFMEMGBFUdIAAwOzA5BggrBgEFBQcCARYtaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ2Vv
dHJ1c3QuY29tL3Jlc291cmNlcy9yZXBvc2l0b3J5MA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBBQUAA4GB
AHbhEm5OSxYShjAGsoEIz/AIx8dxfmbuwu3UOx//8PDITtZDOLC5MH0Y0FWDomrL
NhGc6Ehmo21/uBPUR/6LWlxz/K7ZGzIZOKuXNBSqltLroxwUCEm2u+WR74M26x1W
b8ravHNjkOR/ez4iyz0H7V84dJzjA1BOoa+Y7mHyhD8S
-----END CERTIFICATE-----

If you don’t include the intermediate cert data in the second field or the intermediate certs don’t match you’ll see errors such as “Incomplete certificate chain in reply”, “Failed to establish chain from reply” or “Certificate chain in reply does not verify: Signature does not match.”

If you see the message “invalid DER-encoded certificate data” then you most likely have an empty line between one or other of the certificate lines.

I’ve confirmed that this works with the Openfire 3.7 server and Empathy as the IM client.

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