JDK-6606944 : Client Authentication Certificate dialog ambiguous
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: deploy
  • Sub-Component: deployment_toolkit
  • Affected Version: 6u2
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: windows_xp
  • CPU: x86
  • Submitted: 2007-09-20
  • Updated: 2010-07-06
  • Resolved: 2010-07-06
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6u10Fixed 7 betaFixed
Operating System Configuration Information (be specific):
Windows XP PRO SP2
IE 7.0

Hardware Configuration Information (be specific):
Sony VAIO laptop 2.8 Gz
1.25 GB RAM

Bug Description:

Internet Explorer, for instance, shows two fields for each certificate, the name and the issuer.  
Webstart simply shows the name.  One of our clients have multiple certificates, but the name on 
each certificate is the same.  However, the issuers are unique.  Since webstart just shows the 
name, all they get is a list of two or more items that cannot be differentiated.

See attached snapshots for IE, FireFox and JavaWebstart

EVALUATION We only show subject name in client authentication certificate dialog box. IE and Firefox do show more info, I will add issuer name on it too.