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Re: SSL root.crt not loading

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Marc-André Laverdière <marc-andre(at)atc(dot)tcs(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: SSL root.crt not loading
Date: 2011-04-25 16:40:36
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=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Marc-Andr=E9_Laverdi=E8re?= <marc-andre(at)atc(dot)tcs(dot)com> writes:
>> My pg_hba.conf file is configured with this:
>> hostssl all    abc      ::1/128          cert        clientcert=1

>> Yet I am unable to start the server. This is what I get on startup:

>> $ sudo /etc/init.d/postgresql start 9.0
>> * Starting PostgreSQL 9.0 database server
>> * The PostgreSQL server failed to start. Please check the log output:
>> 2011-03-17 16:39:13 IST LOG:  client certificates can only be checked
>> if a root certificate store is available
>> 2011-03-17 16:39:13 IST HINT:  Make sure the root.crt file is present
>> and readable.
>> 2011-03-17 16:39:13 IST CONTEXT:  line 93 of configuration file
>> "/etc/postgresql/9.0/main/pg_hba.conf"
>> 2011-03-17 16:39:13 IST FATAL:  could not load pg_hba.conf

Hmm, did you remember to set ssl = on in postgresql.conf?  While
experimenting I accidentally found out it will react like this if
it finds clientcert=1 in pg_hba.conf but SSL wasn't enabled in
postgresql.conf.  Needless to say, that's not a very friendly error
response --- will see about improving it.

			regards, tom lane

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