Stash backup client problem with self-signed certificate

In my Stash installation I configured tomcat's server.xml and web.xml according to this link so that HTTP is blocked and automatically redirected to HTTPS. Using a self-signed certifcate the stash backup client runs into trouble, output is:

2014-10-10 13:13:36,673 ERROR        A backup could not be created. Reason: java.lang.RuntimeException: javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException: java.security.cert.CertificateException: No name matching <our real and existing servername> found
org.apache.wink.client.ClientRuntimeException: java.lang.RuntimeException: javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException: java.security.cert.CertificateException: No name matching <our real and existing servername> found

What I tried:

  • localhost and <our real and existing servername>, run as root or the stash user
  • added javax.net.ssl.keyStore=/home/atlstash/.keystore to backup-config.properties (location of the keystore containing the self-signed certificate)
  • Everything else works as expected after accepting the certificate when entering the site for the very first time

What can I do to get this working?

Is there a way to allow HTTP connections to tomcat from localhost only?

Thanks in advance

4 answers

Is the server name shown in FQDN format?

Yes it's like myhost.myprovider.com. In backup-config.properties I specified https://myhost.myprovider.com.net:8443. myhost.myprovider.com is a technical domain name like you get it when ordering a root server

So both logfile and the certicate show the same sever FQDN? I was assuming a mismatch between the certificate and the server configuration. If thats not the case i recommend opening a ticket with Atlassian Support. Maybe the backup tool cannot deal with the redirect from http to https when communicating with the server.

You can also try it the other way around: Program a workaround, example: http://pastebin.com/g8KFQHms This class calls the backup client, but before excludes localhost from certificate checking. Compile it with something like: javac -cp .:stash-backup-client.jar SSLWorkAround.java And run it with: java -cp .:stash-backup-client.jar SSLWorkAround

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