1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 16, 2007 1:59 AM by Dan Fulbright

    "badly formated directory string" when trying to generate certificate signing request

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      I followed the instructions in this document, but I cannot create a certificate signing request (CSR). When I go to ssl-certificates.jsp and update the issuer information at ssl-signing-request.jsp, a CSR is not generated. I noticed this error in stderr.log right after I tried to update the information:

       

      java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: badly formated directory string

       

      The complete error is shown below.

       

      I'm getting this error in Openfire 3.3.3 and 3.3.1 on two different servers.

       

      Thanks in advance.

       

      --df

       

      Here is the complete error:

       

      java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: badly formated directory string

              at org.bouncycastle.asn1.x509.X509Name.(Unknown Source)

              at org.jivesoftware.util.CertificateManager.createX509V3Certificate(CertificateMan ager.java:760)

              at org.jivesoftware.util.CertificateManager.createRSACert(CertificateManager.java: 121)

              at org.jivesoftware.openfire.admin.ssl_002dsigning_002drequest_jsp._jspService(ssl _002dsigning_002drequest_jsp.java:121)

              at org.apache.jasper.runtime.HttpJspBase.service(HttpJspBase.java:97)

              at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:802)

              at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.ServletHolder.handle(ServletHolder.java:491)

              at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedChain.doFilter(ServletHandler.ja va:1074)

              at com.opensymphony.module.sitemesh.filter.PageFilter.parsePage(PageFilter.java:11 8)

              at com.opensymphony.module.sitemesh.filter.PageFilter.doFilter(PageFilter.java:52)

              at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedChain.doFilter(ServletHandler.ja va:1065)

              at org.jivesoftware.util.LocaleFilter.doFilter(LocaleFilter.java:65)

              at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedChain.doFilter(ServletHandler.ja va:1065)

              at org.jivesoftware.util.SetCharacterEncodingFilter.doFilter(SetCharacterEncodingF ilter.java:41)

              at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedChain.doFilter(ServletHandler.ja va:1065)

              at org.jivesoftware.admin.PluginFilter.doFilter(PluginFilter.java:69)

              at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedChain.doFilter(ServletHandler.ja va:1065)

              at org.jivesoftware.admin.AuthCheckFilter.doFilter(AuthCheckFilter.java:98)

              at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedChain.doFilter(ServletHandler.ja va:1065)

              at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler.handle(ServletHandler.java:365)

              at org.mortbay.jetty.security.SecurityHandler.handle(SecurityHandler.java:185)

              at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.SessionHandler.handle(SessionHandler.java:181)

              at org.mortbay.jetty.handler.ContextHandler.handle(ContextHandler.java:689)

              at org.mortbay.jetty.webapp.WebAppContext.handle(WebAppContext.java:391)

              at org.mortbay.jetty.handler.ContextHandlerCollection.handle(ContextHandlerCollect ion.java:146)

              at org.mortbay.jetty.handler.HandlerCollection.handle(HandlerCollection.java:114)

              at org.mortbay.jetty.handler.HandlerWrapper.handle(HandlerWrapper.java:139)

              at org.mortbay.jetty.Server.handle(Server.java:285)

              at org.mortbay.jetty.HttpConnection.handleRequest(HttpConnection.java:457)

              at org.mortbay.jetty.HttpConnection$RequestHandler.content(HttpConnection.java:765 )

              at org.mortbay.jetty.HttpParser.parseNext(HttpParser.java:627)

              at org.mortbay.jetty.HttpParser.parseAvailable(HttpParser.java:203)

              at org.mortbay.jetty.HttpConnection.handle(HttpConnection.java:357)

              at org.mortbay.jetty.bio.SocketConnector$Connection.run(SocketConnector.java:217)

              at org.mortbay.thread.BoundedThreadPool$PoolThread.run(BoundedThreadPool.java:475)