Load SSL certificates from system's store

Michal Cichra michal at 3scale.net
Wed Sep 23 20:30:19 UTC 2015

Hi Maxim, 
sorry for double posting. I was talking to some developers here on nginx.conf and they suggested proposing it on dev list.
I could not find the previous post.

Re OSX: it might not be server platform, but development one. Our use case is running a proxy in your production/dev that records all the traffic and can modify it (https://github.com/apitools/monitor). So the OSX use case is very strong as easy deployment to any platform that nginx works with.

Michal Cichra

> On 23 Sep 2015, at 11:58, Maxim Dounin <mdounin at mdounin.ru> wrote:
> Hello!
> On Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 10:58:19AM -0700, Michal Cichra wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> There is very basic patch to nginx (which is the same with 1.9.5) to allow loading all SSL certificates from CApath.
>> When doing proxy with ssl verification, nginx needs ssl certificates to be loaded through file.
>> That causes trouble for dynamic proxies, that can proxy to any host. Workaround would be pack all certificates from CApath and load them to nginx.
>> However, that is not very cross platform as on OSX it can use keychain.
>> I understand there are some drawbacks (like memory usage), so I’d make it configurable with off by default.
>> See the gist https://gist.github.com/mikz/4dae10a0ef94de7c8139
>> and discussion on openresty mailing list: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/openresty-en/ssl/openresty-en/SuqORBK9ys0/Yz0ypcRyV4UJ
> I don't see anything changed since my previous response to your 
> proposal:
> http://mailman.nginx.org/pipermail/nginx/2014-September/045068.html
> If you want things to actually happen you may want to go ahead and 
> start working on a real patch.
> (Just a side note: talking about OS X doesn't really make sense, 
> as it's not a server platform.)
> -- 
> Maxim Dounin
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