Bug#686327: gnome-online-accounts: ssl handshake broken - even when I activate most certificates

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Fri Aug 31 08:30:02 UTC 2012

tags 686327 + moreinfo unreproducible
severity 686327 important

On 31.08.2012 10:06, Norbert Preining wrote:
> Package: gnome-online-accounts
> Version: 3.4.2-1
> Severity: grave
> Justification: renders package unusable
> Dear all,
> currently gnome-online-accounts is completely unusable. WHat I do and did:
> * first trial to create a google account:
> 	SSL handshake failed
> * search the internet, update-ca-certificates, I actually did:
>   - check mail.google.com, contacts.google.com for the certificate
>     they use, Thawte
>    - activate all the THawte related certificates, plus some others more
>    - run update-ca-certificate (as root)
> * retry acount creation, this time we come to the place where g-o-a
>   shows me the google login page
> * enter google credentials
> * come to the page: allow "GNOME" to access bla bla bla
> * click on "Grant access"
> * And here we go
> 	Error creating account
> 	Error getting identity: SSL handshake failed
> First remark: DOn't tell me to activate ALL certificates, because
> this will break exim smtp delivery (yeah, it is a pain with certificates)
> Second remark: THawte should be enough, and it is accepted
> Third remark: log out and log in to a new gnome session didn't help
> So, to sum up, broken, completely broken.

Can't reproduce your problem here. Creating a Google Account works just
fine here. This might indeed be related due to your local certificate
If you run "/usr/lib/gnome-online-accounts/goa-daemon --replace" do you
get any useful log messages related to your problem?

For testing purposes, could you temporarily enable the default set of
Debian certificates. Testing with a fresh user account would be helpful,

I'm downgrading the severity, as the problem is not reproducible, so it
doesn't look like this is a general problem.


Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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