[syslog-ng] Mutual Authentication and Encryption With Rsyslog

Michael Starks syslog-ng-list at michaelstarks.com
Mon Mar 9 14:36:33 CET 2015

On 2015-03-05 18:27, Michael Starks wrote:
> I am trying to get mutual authentication working between a syslog-ng
> server and an Rsyslog client, using startssl.com issued certificates.
> The client does properly authenticate the server, but syslog-ng does 
> not
> recognize the client as trusted.

Well, after messing with the CA certificates and finally getting the 
right combo, I got a message that the cert wasn't valid for that 
particular purpose (client authentication). Further digging led me to 
the discovery that startssl.com does not offer client auth certs for 
their free class 1 certificates--a paid upgrade would be required. This 
project is not worth spending any money on so I'll just create my own CA 
and do it the old-fashioned way. Thanks for the help.

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