[Samba] Samba 4 AD SmartCard Authentication Problem

Hans Schulze h.schulze at labor-ostsachsen.de
Wed Jul 19 12:27:40 UTC 2023

Unfortunately this does not work.

Example: Yes, when i give it a few Days, the client will retrieve the 
actual crl faster. But the auth still works.

I have tried it. I revoked an cert. Installed a new win10 client and 
joined the domain. After login with the revoked p12 cert on a yubikey, i 
can see he queries the CDP and still allows the login.

With certutil and a cert in DER format, i tried this:

certutil -f -urlfetch -verify testus-cert.cer

The output says that the cert is revoked. But login was granted. That is 
completly strange.

Someone an Idea?

Am 19.07.2023 um 14:08 schrieb Andrey Repin via samba:
> Hello Hans Schulze,
> Wednesday, July 19, 2023, 1:03:25 PM, you wrote:
>> Thanky you, for the Info.
>> After some research, here is some further information:
>> The current stable kerberos implementation make no crl verify. At this time
>> only the domain member like win10 clients make these. After joining the
>> domain and first login with smartcard, they try to resolve the CRL
>> Distribution Points for all certs of the chain. Only one url that cannot be
>> reached and the authentication fails.
>> The funny thing is, they are retrieved
>> and cached only once, as long as the validity of the crl is given. Should a
>> new crl be issued, the clients would still have the old crl cached. Thats a problem.
> You should not issue CRL with very long validity period.
> Give it a few days over your routine CRL update cycle and it should work.
>> This mechanics was implemented to reduce the traffic to the distribution point.
>> You can check the cache with certutil on windows client, like:
>> certutil –urlcache CRL
>> These are my thoughts on this and I hope someone else can use them to
>> better understand similar problems. I think this mechanic is a little
>> security issue. But we hope that the new version will be released soon and will fix this problem.

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