URL: https://github.com/freeipa/freeipa/pull/853
Title: #853: x509,certdb: handle certificates as bytes

stlaz commented:
"""
This will require some more refactoring, adding WIP label.

Basically, `Bytes` parameter only base64-decodes its value if it's of 
`unicode`/`str` instance (Python2/Python3), but in most cases, its value is 
checked with `validate_ceritifate()` of the `ipaserver.plugins.service` module, 
which requires the certificate to be in DER format. But the ceritificate won't 
be decoded to DER from PEM as it above decoding condition is not fulfilled.
"""

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https://github.com/freeipa/freeipa/pull/853#issuecomment-306514713
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