I'm writing a servlet subclassed from WEBrick::HTTPServlet::AbstractServlet to be used in a WEBrick::HTTPServer over ssl. When the servlet receives the instance of WEBrick::HTTPRequest passed into it's constructor, that instance contains an attribute called @client_cert. The server is configured to require and verify a client web browser certificate, and everthing works as expected. But @client_cert seems to be always set to nil. I need to somehow obtain the .pem encoded client cert, and extract some of it's elements. Perhaps I have overlooked something in the instantiation of my servlet, or the https server itself. Complete documentation of this API seems scarce. Any advice or pointers to documentation would be appreciated.
on 2005-12-31 21:51