0 Replies Latest reply: Jan 23, 2013 4:31 AM by jkrizanic
jkrizanic Level 1 (0 points)

Hello everyone,

I have an issue establishing SSL connection from Safari.

Haven't found the similar question, so I'm posting the entire explanation.


Safari is suposed  to read the client certificate from an USB key which is presented as a keychain (visible in the Keychain Access after plugging in).


Sometimes it establishes the SSL using the certificate from the USB key, and sometimes Safari can not establish the SSL connection.

It works randomly, sometimes succeeds, and sometimes not.


For example, Firefox always succeeds to establish the SSL, since it uses an external PKCS library.


I was analyzing the traffic with Wireshark for OS X, and in the case of failure, the certificate is not present in the traffic.

In the case of succcess, the certificate from the keychain is visible in the captured traffic.



I have OS X 10.7.3, Safari 6.0.2.

My colleague has the same problem with OS X 10.8.2 and Safari 6.0.2!


Anyone has some suggestion?



Thank you in advance!


Best regards,

Jurica Krizanic

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)