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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0001470||CATS.cacert.org||Other||public||2019-10-14 09:07||2019-10-14 20:48|
|Platform||Main CAcert Website||OS||N/A|
|Summary||0001470: Unable to install client certificate|
|Description||I'm unable to install the generated client certificate because I'm getting following error message:|
"This personal certificate can’t be installed because you do not own the corresponding private key which was created when the certificate was requested"
Please fix it asap and let me know when it's done. Thanks
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There's nothing to fix here, this works like designed.
CAcert never gets your private key, you (or your browser) create the key and use it to build a "Certificate Signing Request" (CSR) which only contains the public part of your key. This CSR is then sent to CAcert so CAcert can create the certificate.
So it's purely your or your browser's responsibility to store the private key itself.
Usually the error you describe here occurs if you have used a different browser (or a different user account) as the one you used to request the certificate.
Note that current versions of browsers do not support creating a private key any more, at least not in the way they did before, but this results in a different error message, see 0001417. Alternative ways to create a CSR / client certificate are described in https://wiki.cacert.org/FAQ/CSR
|2019-10-14 09:07||mcgiwer||New Issue|
|2019-10-14 09:08||mcgiwer||Summary||Missing functionality: access to private key => Unable to install client certificate|
|2019-10-14 20:48||Ted||Assigned To||=> Ted|
|2019-10-14 20:48||Ted||Status||new => closed|
|2019-10-14 20:48||Ted||Resolution||open => not fixable|
|2019-10-14 20:48||Ted||Note Added: 0005853|