Friday, August 10, 2012

Cisco WLC and OpenSSL Madness

I was trying to convert a PFX file to be used for webauth on a Cisco WLC running the latest 7.x code. I've done this several times before in past lives and expected no resistance, but I could not get the WLC to accept the PEM certificate converted by OpenSSL 1.0 from a CentOS 6.3 server.

The WLC kept reporting a "private key decode failed".

However, one stroke of luck I found this post: https://supportforums.cisco.com/thread/340194

The forum member recommended using OpenSSL for windows at a version <1.0. One attempt and it went beautifully, the WLC accepted the certificate!

Does anyone have any ideas? Hopefully this helps someone else.

2 comments:

  1. I've been struggling with this issue and changing from 1.0.1e to 0.9.8y worked! Thanks ;)

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