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Why am I getting a browser warning of ERR CERT COMMON NAME INVALID after updating the SSL certificate on EZproxy

Symptom
  • Users are gettting a web browser warning about the EZproxy SSL certificate right after SSL certificate was updated.  The warning is ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID
  • The EZproxy prefix being used for https does not start with logn.  https://cptest.idm.oclc.org/login?url= is an example.
  • The SSL certificate being used does not include the exact EZproxy name in either the CN or SAN fields only the wildcard entry is present.
Applies to
  • EZproxy all versin
Resolution

Short introduction or instructions to follow these steps:

  1. Update the SSL certificate to include both the exact EZproxy name and also the wild card of the EZproxy name.  Using the example about *.cptest.idm.oclc.org and cptest.idm.oclc.org must be present on the SSL certificate.  It does not matter which value is in which field just both most be present or https://cptest.idm.oclc.org/login?url= will generate the ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID browser warning
Additional information

x  The EZproxy prefix can also be updated to https://login. to resolve this issue as well.

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39049