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KB-4329: Auto-enrolled certificates fail to copy to Keychain if cert name contains special characters

Mac & PC Management Service ,  

8 May,17 at 03:50 AM

Applies to: Centrify DirectControl on Mac OS X 10.7 and higher


If an auto-enrolled certificate template name contains a special character - the certificate is successfully downloaded to the Mac certificate cache folders, but it does not get imported into Keychain Access.

This issue affects both machine certificates and user certificates.

Example: A machine certificate named "Computer Authenticate (Wi-Fi)" is configured for auto-enrollment and group policies on the Mac is refreshed. 

The certificate will appear in the "/var/centrify/net/certs/" folder, but it will not appear in Keychain Access.


Special characters such !, *, (, ), /, etc. are acceptable characters for certificate template names, but are also reserved characters for processing in OS X and need to be properly handled. 


When configuring certificates for auto-enrollment on Mac systems, avoid the use of special characters in the template names. 

For further information on setting up machine and user certificates, see the following KBs respectively:


This is fixed in version 5.2.2 of the Centrify for Mac agent.

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