Enabling SSL certificate on Red Hat Directory Server gives the error "8179 - Peer's Certificate issuer is not recognized"

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  • Red Hat Directory Server will not start  and the following error is displayed:

[root@directory misc]# /etc/init.d/dirsrv start
Starting dirsrv:
    directory...Enter PIN for Internal (Software) Token: 
[28/Jul/2011:09:57:37 -0400] - SSL alert: CERT_VerifyCertificateNow: verify certificate failed for cert server-cert of family cn=RSA,cn=encryption,cn=config (Netscape Portable Runtime error -8179 - Peer's Certificate issuer is not recognized.)
[28/Jul/2011:09:57:37 -0400] - SSL failure: None of the cipher are valid
[28/Jul/2011:09:57:37 -0400] - ERROR: SSL Initialization phase 2 Failed.
  *** Warning: 1 instance(s) failed to start
[root@directory misc]#


  • Red Hat Directory Server

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