Forum: Ruby ruby openssl "no config database"

Announcement (2017-05-07): www.ruby-forum.com is now read-only since I unfortunately do not have the time to support and maintain the forum any more. Please see rubyonrails.org/community and ruby-lang.org/en/community for other Rails- und Ruby-related community platforms.
Bde8d8f24c1ca83f452b5a9d03d5ead6?d=identicon&s=25 Wouter de Bie (xinit)
on 2008-10-25 00:10
Hi all!

I'm creating X509 certificates with ruby openssl. Everything worked
well, until I was trying to add custom OID's to the certificatePolicy
extension. I have a lot of rake tasks running against the library I'm
building and with every test, I create a new certificate and check for
certain properties. What is happening is that sometimes I get openssl
errors that say "no config database" on the ef.create_extension line
below. The strange thing is that in a run of 42 tests, it sometimes
happens and sometimes it doesn't. Every test creates a certificate in
exactly the same way. Randomly, one of the tests fail.

I have the following code:

OpenSSL::ASN1::ObjectId.register("2.16.528.1.1003.1.2.3.1",
"authenticiteit.1", "Authenticiteit_CP")
OpenSSL::ASN1::ObjectId.register("2.16.528.1.1003.1.2.3.2",
"onweerlegbaarheid.1", "Onweerlegbaarheid_CP")
OpenSSL::ASN1::ObjectId.register("2.16.528.1.1003.1.2.3.3",
"vertrouwelijkheid.1", "Vertrouwelijkheid_CP")

and finally to add the extension to my certificate after setting up the
ExtensionFactory:

ex << ef.create_extension("certificatePolicies", "authenticiteit.1,
onweerlegbaarheid.1, vertrouwelijkheid.1")

All other extensions never give any problems, just this one.

Anyone who has an idea about this? Too bad that ruby-openssl seems to
lack documentation..

Greetings,

Wouter
This topic is locked and can not be replied to.