[strongSwan] user certificate could not be found via windows 7 vpn connect

Johannes jotpe.osm at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 19:29:57 CEST 2014

Thanks for the tip. In my target environment are no administrative user
rights available.

Best Regards

Am 22.08.2014 19:15, schrieb Henry R. Prins:
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> Subject: [strongSwan] user certificate could not be found via windows 7 vpn connect
> To get confident with ipsec, I followed the configuration examples for estabslishing a secured host to host communication (with x509 pki certs) between two debian servers. That works fine :)
> Now the real job:
> I'm trying to configure a debian server talking ipsec to windows 7 clients.
> Like in the example before, I create CA und client certs, following this instructions:
> https://wiki.strongswan.org/projects/strongswan/wiki/SimpleCA
> Following "B) Authentication using X.509 User Certificates"
> https://wiki.strongswan.org/projects/strongswan/wiki/Win7UserConfig
> I also inlcuded "--flag serverAuth --flag ikeIntermediate"
> an error occurred while clicking on the vpn-connect button:
> "A certificate could not be found that can be used with this Extensible Authentication Protocol. (Error 798)"
> I tried several things to solve it, by recreation of the windows client cert:
> - Changing the common name in from "sun" to my actual username. Doesn't work.
> - Merging the pubkey and private key to a single pfx file. The import dialog sais, "imported correctly into own certs", but is never shown in the cert manager.
> Does anybody know how to create client certs, which Windows 7 accepts?
> Best Regards, Johannes

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