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How to configure JSS 4 with Firefox 21.0 to to use with HTTPS client authentication? It´s supposed that JSS allows an applet to access Mozilla user´s cert

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We are trying to use HTTPS client certificate based authentication to access a Java Applet in Firefox v21.0. We have followed the instructions as per the below two urls to enable JSS 4 -

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/JSS/Using_JSS
http://docs.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/technotes/guides/deployment/deployment-guide/keystores.html
http://download.java.net/jdk8/docs/technotes/guides/deployment/deployment-guide/keystores.html

We are using JRE version 1.7.0_25-b16 Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM in Firefox v21 but we are getting -
security: Accessing keys and certificate in Mozilla user profile: null
security: JSS is not configured

followed by SSK handshake failure when trying to load the client certificate.

javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException: Received fatal alert: handshake_failure
 at sun.security.ssl.Alerts.getSSLException(Unknown Source)
 at sun.security.ssl.Alerts.getSSLException(Unknown Source)
 at sun.security.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.recvAlert(Unknown Source)
 at sun.security.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.readRecord(Unknown Source)
 at sun.security.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.performInitialHandshake(Unknown Source)
 at sun.security.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.startHandshake(Unknown Source)
 at sun.security.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.startHandshake(Unknown Source)
 at sun.net.www.protocol.https.HttpsClient.afterConnect(Unknown Source)
 at sun.net.www.protocol.https.AbstractDelegateHttpsURLConnection.connect(Unknown Source)
 at sun.net.www.protocol.https.HttpsURLConnectionImpl.connect(Unknown Source)
 at sun.plugin.PluginURLJarFileCallBack.connect(Unknown Source)
 at sun.plugin.PluginURLJarFileCallBack.retrieve(Unknown Source)
 at sun.net.www.protocol.jar.URLJarFile.retrieve(Unknown Source)
 at sun.net.www.protocol.jar.URLJarFile.getJarFile(Unknown Source)
 at sun.net.www.protocol.jar.JarFileFactory.get(Unknown Source)
 at sun.net.www.protocol.jar.JarURLConnection.connect(Unknown Source)
 at sun.plugin.net.protocol.jar.CachedJarURLConnection.connect(Unknown Source)
 at sun.plugin.net.protocol.jar.CachedJarURLConnection.getJarFileInternal(Unknown Source)
 at sun.plugin.net.protocol.jar.CachedJarURLConnection.getJarFile(Unknown Source)
 at com.sun.deploy.security.DeployURLClassPath$JarLoader.getJarFile(Unknown Source)
 at com.sun.deploy.security.DeployURLClassPath$JarLoader.access$1000(Unknown Source)
 at com.sun.deploy.security.DeployURLClassPath$JarLoader$1.run(Unknown Source)
 at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
 at com.sun.deploy.security.DeployURLClassPath$JarLoader.ensureOpen(Unknown Source)
 at com.sun.deploy.security.DeployURLClassPath$JarLoader.<init>(Unknown Source)
 at com.sun.deploy.security.DeployURLClassPath$3.run(Unknown Source)
 at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
 at com.sun.deploy.security.DeployURLClassPath.getLoader(Unknown Source)
 at com.sun.deploy.security.DeployURLClassPath.getLoader(Unknown Source)
 at com.sun.deploy.security.DeployURLClassPath.getResource(Unknown Source)
 at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2ClassLoader$2.run(Unknown Source)
 at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
 at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2ClassLoader.findClassHelper(Unknown Source)
 at sun.plugin2.applet.Applet2ClassLoader.findClass(Unknown Source)
 at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2ClassLoader.loadClass0(Unknown Source)
 at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
 at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2ClassLoader.loadClass0(Unknown Source)
 at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
 at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
 at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
 at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2ClassLoader.loadCode(Unknown Source)
 at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2Manager.initAppletAdapter(Unknown Source)
 at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2Manager$AppletExecutionRunnable.run(Unknown Source)
 at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)

The client cert based authentication is working when using IE v8 and IE v9 with the same JRE version (JRE version 1.7.0_25-b16 Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM)

Any help to resolve this issue will be very much appreciated.

We are trying to use HTTPS client certificate based authentication to access a Java Applet in Firefox v21.0. We have followed the instructions as per the below two urls to enable JSS 4 - https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/JSS/Using_JSS<br /> http://docs.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/technotes/guides/deployment/deployment-guide/keystores.html<br /> http://download.java.net/jdk8/docs/technotes/guides/deployment/deployment-guide/keystores.html We are using JRE version 1.7.0_25-b16 Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM in Firefox v21 but we are getting - <br /> security: Accessing keys and certificate in Mozilla user profile: null<br /> security: JSS is not configured followed by SSK handshake failure when trying to load the client certificate. <pre><nowiki>javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException: Received fatal alert: handshake_failure at sun.security.ssl.Alerts.getSSLException(Unknown Source) at sun.security.ssl.Alerts.getSSLException(Unknown Source) at sun.security.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.recvAlert(Unknown Source) at sun.security.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.readRecord(Unknown Source) at sun.security.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.performInitialHandshake(Unknown Source) at sun.security.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.startHandshake(Unknown Source) at sun.security.ssl.SSLSocketImpl.startHandshake(Unknown Source) at sun.net.www.protocol.https.HttpsClient.afterConnect(Unknown Source) at sun.net.www.protocol.https.AbstractDelegateHttpsURLConnection.connect(Unknown Source) at sun.net.www.protocol.https.HttpsURLConnectionImpl.connect(Unknown Source) at sun.plugin.PluginURLJarFileCallBack.connect(Unknown Source) at sun.plugin.PluginURLJarFileCallBack.retrieve(Unknown Source) at sun.net.www.protocol.jar.URLJarFile.retrieve(Unknown Source) at sun.net.www.protocol.jar.URLJarFile.getJarFile(Unknown Source) at sun.net.www.protocol.jar.JarFileFactory.get(Unknown Source) at sun.net.www.protocol.jar.JarURLConnection.connect(Unknown Source) at sun.plugin.net.protocol.jar.CachedJarURLConnection.connect(Unknown Source) at sun.plugin.net.protocol.jar.CachedJarURLConnection.getJarFileInternal(Unknown Source) at sun.plugin.net.protocol.jar.CachedJarURLConnection.getJarFile(Unknown Source) at com.sun.deploy.security.DeployURLClassPath$JarLoader.getJarFile(Unknown Source) at com.sun.deploy.security.DeployURLClassPath$JarLoader.access$1000(Unknown Source) at com.sun.deploy.security.DeployURLClassPath$JarLoader$1.run(Unknown Source) at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method) at com.sun.deploy.security.DeployURLClassPath$JarLoader.ensureOpen(Unknown Source) at com.sun.deploy.security.DeployURLClassPath$JarLoader.<init>(Unknown Source) at com.sun.deploy.security.DeployURLClassPath$3.run(Unknown Source) at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method) at com.sun.deploy.security.DeployURLClassPath.getLoader(Unknown Source) at com.sun.deploy.security.DeployURLClassPath.getLoader(Unknown Source) at com.sun.deploy.security.DeployURLClassPath.getResource(Unknown Source) at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2ClassLoader$2.run(Unknown Source) at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method) at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2ClassLoader.findClassHelper(Unknown Source) at sun.plugin2.applet.Applet2ClassLoader.findClass(Unknown Source) at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2ClassLoader.loadClass0(Unknown Source) at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source) at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2ClassLoader.loadClass0(Unknown Source) at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source) at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source) at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2ClassLoader.loadCode(Unknown Source) at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2Manager.initAppletAdapter(Unknown Source) at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2Manager$AppletExecutionRunnable.run(Unknown Source) at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)</nowiki></pre> The client cert based authentication is working when using IE v8 and IE v9 with the same JRE version (JRE version 1.7.0_25-b16 Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM) Any help to resolve this issue will be very much appreciated.

Modified by cor-el

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.25.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Citrix Online App Detector Plugin
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.7
  • Google Update
  • Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:0.1.44.28
  • Version 3.18.3.12840
  • ActiveTouch General Plugin Container Version 105
  • Shockwave Flash 11.6 r602
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • 5.1.20125.0
  • HttpWatch Basic - HTTP Viewer for Firefox
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers

Application

  • Firefox 21.0
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:21.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/21.0
  • Support URL: http://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/21.0/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

  • Troubleshooter 1.1a (troubleshooter@mozilla.org)
  • HttpWatch Basic Edition 8.5.5 ({1E2593B2-E106-4697-BCE7-A9D30DE05D73}) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: Intel(R) HD Graphics
  • adapterDescription2:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x0046
  • adapterDeviceID2:
  • adapterDrivers: igdumd64 igd10umd64 igdumdx32 igd10umd32
  • adapterDrivers2:
  • adapterRAM: Unknown
  • adapterRAM2:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x8086
  • adapterVendorID2:
  • clearTypeParameters: Gamma: 2200 Pixel Structure: RGB ClearType Level: 100 Enhanced Contrast: 300
  • direct2DEnabled: True
  • directWriteEnabled: True
  • directWriteVersion: 6.2.9200.16492
  • driverDate: 1-10-2012
  • driverDate2:
  • driverVersion: 8.15.10.2622
  • driverVersion2:
  • info: {u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'direct2d', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureContentBackend': u'direct2d'}
  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 1
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (Intel(R) HD Graphics)
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 10

Modified Preferences

  • accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar: 0
  • browser.cache.disk.capacity: 358400
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 358400
  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 4
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20130511120803
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 21.0
  • dom.w3c_touch_events.expose: False
  • extensions.lastAppVersion: 21.0
  • gfx.direct3d.checkDX10: False
  • network.cookie.prefsMigrated: True
  • places.database.lastMaintenance: 1371669233
  • places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 103775
  • plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf
  • privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: True
  • security.disable_button.openCertManager: False

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
ktest 0 solutions 1 answers

Helpful Reply

Hi,

Did you add your client certificate(.pfx) into Firefox Certificate Store/Manager? Google Chrome and IE use the same Certificate Store. Firefox use it's own. File ->Options->Advanced->View Certificates.

Hi, Did you add your client certificate(.pfx) into Firefox Certificate Store/Manager? Google Chrome and IE use the same Certificate Store. Firefox use it's own. File ->Options->Advanced->View Certificates.

Modified by ktest

Helpful Reply

Thank you for your response. Yes we have added the client certificate file (.pfx) in the Firefox browser Certificate manager / Store. It's also showing the certificate in the View Certificate window. We could not resolve it yet.

Thank you for your response. Yes we have added the client certificate file (.pfx) in the Firefox browser Certificate manager / Store. It's also showing the certificate in the View Certificate window. We could not resolve it yet.