I also got this email. We also recently installed an ipsCA wildcard cert for a test EZProxy install.
Looking at the details of our ipsCA wildcard certificate in Firefox, though, I can see the chain of certificates going up to the root ipsCA cert.
Firefox says that that root certificate -- ipsCA CLASEA1 Certificate Authority -- is good until 2025. I see the same thing in IE, Safari, and I assume every other browser I might check.
Do you see that too?
Library Web Services Manager
California State University
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Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2009 1:02 PM
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] ipsCA Certs
Out of curiosity, did anyone else using ipsCA certs receive notification
that due to the coming expiration of their root CA (December 29,2009),
they would need a reissued cert under a new root CA?
I am uncertain as to how this new Root CA will become a part of the
browsers trusted roots without some type of user action including a
software upgrade, but the following library website instructions lead me
to believe that this is not going to be smooth. http://bit.ly/53Npel
We are just about to go live with EZProxy in January with an ipsCA cert
issued a few months ago, and I am not about to do that if I have serious
browser support issue.
Library Information Systems Specialist
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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