It is part of my initial setup.  I copied the ipa.csr in to cacert's
signing system so that the certificates would be valid outside of my local
domain.  and it errors because the host information said certificate
authority instead of the host name if I understand that error mesage

I am trying to get the csr to provide all the information needed by cacerts
free signing service.  I was expecting to be able to use the user
certificates that freeipa makes to sign emails and such that would go

   - *From*: Dmitri Pal <dpal redhat com>
   - *To*: freeipa-users redhat com
   - *Subject*: Re: [Freeipa-users] --external-ca is a bit confusing.
   - *Date*: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 03:30:45 -0500

 On 02/20/2013 10:20 PM, Kendrick . wrote:

I am trying to get cacert to sign the csr.  I have tried searching about it
and cant figure out what is what.  some information i have found suggests
it wont be possible.

when I go to get the csr signed i get

"The following hostnames were rejected because the system couldn't link
them to your account, if they are valid please verify the domains against
your account.
Rejected: Certificate

I would prefer my certificates to be valid on the internet as some of the
user certs would be used to sign emails and such.  any advice would be

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Can you please be more specific about what you are doing?
The linking to the external CA is one time operation during the initial
If you want to use the IPA as a subordinate CA you need to specify a flag
during installation (it seems that you are doing that based on the comments
above). The installation will stop indicating that you need to take CSR and
sign by the external CA. So you should take the CSR and sign. Then you
present the result back to IPA and continue the installation.

Based on the description above it is not clear which step is failing.

Thank you,
Dmitri Pal

Sr. Engineering Manager for IdM portfolio
Red Hat Inc.

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