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custom error page for missing client authentication certificate


I have a working IRule below that requests a client certificate based on uri and data group list. In the event the client does not provide a valid cert I would like to redirect the user to custom html error page (hosted on another site) with further instructions. Any help would be appreciated.



  if {[HTTP::uri] starts_with "/uri1" || [HTTP::uri] starts_with "/uri2"} {

   if {not [matchclass [IP::remote_addr] equals NOCERT_IP_LIST]} {

    SSL::session invalidate

    SSL::authenticate always

    SSL::authenticate depth 9

    SSL::cert mode require

    set cmd "SSL::profile /Common/require_clientssl"

    eval $cmd


    event disable all








I did not test it, but something like this should help :

when CLIENT_ACCEPTED { set clientCertPresent 0 }     when CLIENTSSL_CLIENTCERT { set subject_dn [X509::subject [SSL::cert 0]] if { $subject_dn != "" }{ set clientCertPresent 1 } }     when HTTP_REQUEST {   if { [HTTP::uri] starts_with "/uri1" || [HTTP::uri] starts_with "/uri2"} {   if {not [matchclass [IP::remote_addr] equals NOCERT_IP_LIST] && $clientCertPresent equals "0" } {   SSL::session invalidate   SSL::authenticate always   SSL::authenticate depth 9   SSL::cert mode require   set cmd "SSL::profile /Common/require_clientssl"   eval $cmd   SSL::renegotiate   event disable all   } else { HTTP::redirect "" } }   }   }

hope this helps.




Also if Op like to capture CN alone, he can go with first checking if there was any cert provided at all, [SSL::cert count] > 0. based on that trigger the if block, if it passes, then capture the CN or entire subject accordingly. If planning to capture CN, here,

[findstr [X509::subject [SSL::cert 0]] "CN=" 3 ","]

And if you want to throw a custom page, just go with this,

HTTP::respond 403 content "<html>The requested URI - [HTTP::host][HTTP::uri] is restricted, your provided client certificate (CN=[findstr [X509::subject [SSL::cert 0]] "CN=" 3 ","]) is not allowed to access. Contact admin</html>"


Thank you for the reply. Unfortunately I was not able to make this rule work for me. Perhaps I can elaborate on my goals. We can ignore the URI condition as it's not the most important part.


First: if IP is on NO_CERT_IP_LIST then allow access without client certs (using ignore_cs_ssl_profie?)


Second: All other IP's will require client certs (require_cs_ssl_profile?). if there are any ssl errors at this stage then the client should be redirected to an html error page. This would include wrong cert or no cert errors.


Thank you!


In the VS I have an ssl profile assigned and set to ignore client certs as the default. The IRule I have working now selects a different ssl profile that requires client certs based on the condition of the data group and URI. This works as intended except I am not able to redirect to custom error page.