Re: Re: coolkey and evolution

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I'm inclined to agree with the assessment that Evolution doesn't understand SSL client authentication.  I haven't tried with Evolution (when I can't get it to properly select a cert off the card for signing and encrypting messages for a regular IMAP/SMTP server, it wasn't worth my time to continue further when Thunderbird works great), but I have also had to deal with an OWA server that requires both a client certificate and username/password.  I tried it with Microsoft Entourage 2004, which also uses OWA to communicate with an Exchange server, and it didn't work there, either.

- David

----- Original Message -----
From: "Timothy J. Miller" 
To: "John H." 
Subject: Re:  Re: coolkey and evolution
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 08:05:52 -0500

On Oct 14, 2007, at 11:07 PM, John H. wrote:

> The problem is, I am not sure if it's being used or not.  In firefox,
> I go to and it prompts me for my pin via
> coolkey, then user/password, then I check my OWA account.

Am I to assume from this that your OWA deployment is not accepting  
PKI authentication?  If so, then you're not really gaining anything 
  with the smartcard.

> I have OWA access set up in Evolution and use it for a regular OWA
> account, however, I wanted to use this .gov account, but when I tell
> evolution to authenticate and give it the correct user/pass, it says
> invalid username/password.  Is this evolution that is at fault or
> coolkey?  Why would it work in firefox?

Likely because Evolution doesn't understand SSL client  
authentication.  At all.  Even with IMAPS, so far as I can tell.

If it's working in FF but not in Evolution that's a pretty solid  
indication that the problem is Evolution.

-- Tim
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