enb081 enb081 - 6 months ago 79
ASP.NET (C#) Question

IIS 7 Error "A specified logon session does not exist. It may already have been terminated." when using https

I am trying to create Client Certificates Authentication for my asp.net Website.

In order to create client certificates, I need to create a Certificate Authority first:

makecert.exe -r -n “CN=My Personal CA” -pe -sv MyPersonalCA.pvk -a
sha1 -len 2048 -b 01/01/2013 -e 01/01/2023 -cy authority

Then, I have to import it to IIS 7, but since it accepts the .pfx format, i convert it first

pvk2pfx.exe -pvk MyPersonalCA.pvk -spc MyPersonalCA.cer -pfx MyPersonalCA.pfx

After importing MyPersonalCA.pfx, I try to add the https site binding to my Web Site and choose the above as SSL Certificate, but I get the following error:

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Any suggestions?


This must be some kind of IIS bug, but I found the solution.

1- Export MyPersonalCA.pfx from IIS.

2- Convert it to .pem:

openssl pkcs12 -in MyPersonalCA.pfx -out MyPersonalCA.pem -nodes

3- Convert it back to .pfx:

openssl pkcs12 -export -in MyPersonalCA.pem -inkey MyPersonalCA.pem -out MyPersonalCA.pfx

4- Import it back to IIS.