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10.6:ECA Certs broken?
Authored by: David Fetrow on Oct 05, '09 02:19:26PM
ECA/DOD X.509 certs seem to have become broken in MacOS 10.6.

Reading encrypted email, signing work fine. Encrypting breaks.

These are certs used by contractors. Like many other organizations (e.g. certain State Governments) they are rather standard certs but have special chains of trust and are not available except from certain vendors.

One of the few workarounds I know is to send encypted email via Entrourage.

I suspect the extreme future dates in the chain of trust certs might be the issue but don't know why they worked in 10.3-10.5 and now are broken.

I and several other Mac users would be very very happy to learn we are just forgetting to do something.

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10.6:ECA Certs broken?
Authored by: ccannell on Dec 07, '09 01:59:07PM

Does anyone have any additional information on encrypting email in Mac Mail using a Verisign ECA/DoD certificate? Address Book indicates that a certificate is associated with the email address in question. I'm also able to decrypt mail sent to me. When I attempt to send an email to a recipient, whose public cert I have, the encrypt and sign buttons are shown but grayed out.

Thanks

Edited on Dec 07, '09 02:02:35PM by ccannell



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10.6:ECA Certs broken?
Authored by: David Fetrow on Aug 30, '10 09:43:29AM

See http://yank.to/Musings/Miscellaneous/Certificates and OS X Mail/



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