Can SSL certificate for JIRA expire?

Hi all,

Our AD users lost access to JIRA. It happened just abruptly.

Because we a had a working connection JIRA <-> AD.

Long ago we tuned such integration through our home made certificate using "./keytool -import" and it worked.

Yesterday I found out that "" parameter set to "true" I changed it to "false", restarted JIRA but still no access for AD users. 


Caused by: org.springframework.transaction.CannotCreateTransactionException: Could not create DirContext instance for transaction; nested exception is org.springframework.ldap.CommunicationException: <server name>; nested exception is javax.naming.CommunicationException: <server name>:636 [Root exception is PKIX path building failed: unable to find valid certification path to requested target] 

So can SSL certificate expire?

And what else can be done to fix it?

Thank you. 

2 answers

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Yes, SSL certificates expire.

You need to create a new one and import it to Jira, just as you did with the old one. 

David Currie Atlassian Team Jul 06, 2015

Also the certificates are stored in the trust store, which is typically cacerts located in a subdirectory the Java home directory. If you make any changes to Java, such as upgrading it, this can overwrite that trust store and you need to re-import the certs.

Better yet, import the CA certificate(s) that sign the LDAP server's certificate.

Thank you all, chaps

A newly generated certificate sorted that out. 

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