Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#1589 closed defect (fixed)

[with patch] jmol -- using via https is a pain in the butt

Reported by: was Owned by: robertwb
Priority: major Milestone: sage-2.9.2
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If you try to use jmol over https, every single time you display an image it displays the following dialog box:

"Client Authentication: The client is trying to ... Please select the certificate:"

Then there is a list with no certificates, and a button "Details" that when clicked does nothing.

This is really annoying.

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comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by robertwb

This is a known issue with java and https. See

However, to use http we might need to sign the applet, which would be a (different) dialog.

There may be something we can change on the twisted side of things so that it knows not to ask for a client certificate. This I think is our best bet, but I am very unfamiliar with the notebook authentication code (but would be willing to learn).

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by robertwb

I have confirmed that this is a twisted authentication issue, one can serve applets over https (and have said applets request resources) without this annoying dialog.

I'm looking into our authentication code now.

Changed 9 years ago by robertwb

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by robertwb

  • Summary changed from jmol -- using via https is a pain in the butt to [with patch] jmol -- using via https is a pain in the butt

GNUTLS provides two options for client-side certificates, CERT_REQUEST and CERT_REQUIRE, both of which request a certificate. I found the place in the source that uses these constants, and if one sets the value to 0 (unexposed via in the api) a certificate won't be requested.

The least intrusive change was to spoof CERT_REQUEST=0 in the notebook run script. This finally gets rid of that dialog that's been haunting me for almost a year now (was there with the other java 3d viewers as well).

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by robertwb

  • Owner changed from was to robertwb
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by mabshoff

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

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