mod_ssl fails with "Re-negotiation handshake failed: Not accepted by client!?"

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  • Client certificate re-negotiation when accessing Location containing SSLVerifyClient require directive does not work.
  • Httpd prematurely closes the connection.
  • error_log contains Re-negotiation handshake failed: Not accepted by client!?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6
  • Httpd 2.2
  • mod_ssl
  • Location contains SSLVerifyClient require directive

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