Failed in SSLv3 read client certificate A

Stefan Paetow Stefan.Paetow at
Mon Jun 6 15:31:45 CEST 2016

> (48) eap_tls: ERROR: TLS_accept: Failed in SSLv3 read client certificate A
> (48) eap_tls: ERROR: SSL says: error:140940E5:SSL
> routines:ssl3_read_bytes:ssl handshake failure
> (48) eap_tls: ERROR: SSL_read failed in a system call (-1), TLS session failed
> (48) eap_tls: ERROR: TLS receive handshake failed during operation

Does the iPad have the CA certificate installed? Does it have the *correct* CA certificate installed? If there are intermediates, is the whole *chain* installed?


> #2) Is there a way to get more information from radius? It's unclear
> whether Radius (a) received the client certificate but does not
> understand it, or (b) did not receive the client certificate at all

As per the above link, chances are that the iPad didn't understand the cert, didn't like it, or something else is wrong with it, and subsequently said "Thanks but no thanks."

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