Reference11r1:Certificate names and trust relationships

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Applies To

This information applies to

  • all innovaphone devices from V11r1

Overview

In TLS connections certificates are used for validating the identity of the server, or optionally the client as well. The certificate validation involves the following two main types of checks:

Trust
Is the certificate itself in the trust list? Is any of the CAs in the certificate chain in the trust list?
Naming
Does one of the names in the certificate match the name of the remote endpoint? For example if you open https://www.example.com the web browser checks if the certificate contains "www.example.com" as a name.

This article summarizes the requirements to trust relationships and certificate names in different scenarios.

HTTPS or secure websocket access from a browser

Certificate of the Device
  • trusted by the browser
  • CN or DNS name in the certificate has to match the host name or the IP address from the requested URL
Certificate of the browser

not needed

Registration of phones and interfaces using H323/TLS

Authentication using username and password

Certificate of the PBX

no requirements

Certificate of the Phone

no requirements

Note: If the flag "TLS Only" it's set at the User Object then this type of registration will not be possible since the certificate of the endpoint must be trusted by the PBX.

Authentication using certificate

Certificate of the PBX

no requirements

Certificate of the Phone/Gateway
  • trusted by the PBX
  • The CN value of the certificate is included in the registration name or the hardware ID (e.g. 0090332f688a or IP222-2f-68-8a). More specific the registration name must start with the CN value of the certificate. Note that while phones will use their plain serial number as registration name if not configured otherwise, gateway interfaces will use their serial number followed by the interface name (e.g.. 009033010203-TEL1).

Note: if you are using Softwarephone for Windows or myPBX for Android or myPBX for iOS and you have not installed your own certificate on these devices, it's necessary to trust the certificate of the endpoint itself in the PBX (download certificate from endpoint then upload certificate to PBX). This is because these devices will by default use a self-signed certificate, so each device certificate has a different issuer (which is the device itself).

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