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Gracefully handle certificate renewals #396

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lukas-w commented Dec 19, 2018

This is like #391 but the renewal info is stored in the certificate itself as was decided in #391 (comment). The format of digital-certificate.txt is not changed, so certificates will remain backwards compatible. I still included eb96fc4 which ensures that changes to the certificate file will be possible in the future.

Closes #43

lukas-w added some commits Dec 4, 2018

Certificate: Don't decode Base64 certificate for forward compatibility
In the future, certificates may contain additional data after the end of
the intermediate certificate (see #43). By using the Base64 string directly
instead of decoding it ourselves, CertificateFactory can detect the
"-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----" and "-----END CERTIFICATE-----" boundaries,
ignoring anything outside.
Certificate: Add support for reading renewal information
Reads renewal information from the certificate as generated on the website.
This is used to automatically whitelist a renewed certificate if the
previous certificate was already whitelisted.

Closes #43

X509Certificate theIntermediateCertificate;
if (split.length == 2) {
byte[] intermediateCertificate = Base64.decode(split[1].replaceAll(X509Constants.BEGIN_CERT, "").replaceAll(X509Constants.END_CERT, ""));
theIntermediateCertificate = (X509Certificate)cf.generateCertificate(new ByteArrayInputStream(intermediateCertificate));
theIntermediateCertificate = (X509Certificate)cf.generateCertificate(new StringBufferInputStream(split[1]));

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tresf Dec 21, 2018


According to Oracle, this should be completely valid and return either a casted X509Certifcate or raise a CertificateException. In reality, the library fails to parse the cert without \r and/or \n per I will be reverting to the Base64 code to avoid any backwards compatibility issues.


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tresf commented Dec 21, 2018

Had to revert to the base64 parsing due to some undesired behavior with Java's DER encoder. Quite coincidentally I just so happened to be missing the newlines between -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- and the base64 data and was able to catch this during testing. 😅

I'm having some issues with the portal setting up the new id-at-description ( renewal field. Once those issues are resolved, we should be good to merge.

@tresf tresf merged commit d86a2c1 into qzind:2.0 Dec 21, 2018

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