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HTTPS Inspection does not support requests for client certificate Technical Level
Symptoms
  • HTTPS Inspection was enabled in SmartDashboard ('Application & URL Filtering' tab - Advanced - HTTPS Inspection), and in Policy, the 'Action' was set to 'Inspect'

  • User connects to HTTPS server, but the page in browser is blank

  • Kernel debug ('WS' module , flag 'pkt_dump') shows the following information in the dump of HTTP packet :
    HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden ( The page requires a client certificate as part of the authentication process. If you are using a smart card, you will need to insert your smart card to select an appropriate certificate. Otherwise, contact your server administrator. )
Cause

Client Certificate authentication is not supported by HTTPS Inspection


Solution
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