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bug #55402: Certificate for subdomain bugs.octave.org is expired.

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Sun 06 Jan 2019 02:22:41 PM UTC  
Category:  Octave website Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  3 - Low Item Group:  Documentation
Status:  Need Info Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  other
Operating System:  Any

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Tue 29 Jan 2019 08:46:21 AM UTC, comment #15:

As I remember correctly, you don't have root access to the dreamhost server, right?


So you cannot configure the Apache *.conf file directly?

And by "web panel configuration" you mean this one:


This somehow looks like it should work afterwards.

Kai Torben Ohlhus <siko1056>
Project Member
Mon 28 Jan 2019 09:11:08 PM UTC, comment #14:

I don't know how to make this redirect work properly. Nothing I've tried in the .htaccess file works for me.

The bugs.octave.org domain is a separate DNS record and currently has its own hosting at dreamhost.

I originally tried redirecting through the dreamhost web panel configuration thing but that didn't seem to work for both http and https. So then I tried switching to a site with actual hosting (instead of redirect only) and using a .htaccess file but that doesn't seem to work either. I'm out of ideas.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Sun 27 Jan 2019 11:57:46 AM UTC, comment #13:

I don't know the reason why, but only


does not redirect, while its http pendant works as expected. I don't know which directory of the webserver is displayed.

Jwe, Maybe you can set in the hosting interface to handle bug.octave.org by the default directory "octave.org", there has already been a redirect rule for the subdomain "bug.*" maybe this works better for both http and https... But it is just bling guessing. Is there any documentation about the sever setup? It looks rather strange to me to not get this simple task done easily :-/

Kai Torben Ohlhus <siko1056>
Project Member
Thu 24 Jan 2019 02:00:51 PM UTC, comment #12:

OK, since my change in the hosting service redirect settings didn't seem to work with https, I changed it so that we are now hosting bugs.octave.org and I created a .htaccess file there with the line

Redirect 301 / https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=octave

This appears to work for me now when using a browser but if I use wget there is no indication of a redirect and I just get a nearly empty index.html file. Is there a better way?

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Mon 21 Jan 2019 10:36:29 AM UTC, comment #11:

One week is gone and the redirect still goes to http://savannah.gnu.org.

Jwe, in comment #8 you mentioned that you can manage these settings with the hosting service. Is there anything you can do about it? Otherwise just close this report, as we cannot improve anything here ;-)

Kai Torben Ohlhus <siko1056>
Project Member
Mon 14 Jan 2019 05:59:33 PM UTC, comment #10:

@jwe: Thanks again. I didn't find those entries in any .htaccess files as well...

At the moment I see the same as Dmitri in comment #8, but lets wait for a day or two and check again. I am afraid there may be caching involved :(

curl https://bugs.octave.org
<title>301 Moved Permanently</title>
<h1>Moved Permanently</h1>
<p>The document has moved <a href="http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=octave">here</a>.</p>

Kai Torben Ohlhus <siko1056>
Project Member
Mon 14 Jan 2019 05:20:13 PM UTC, comment #9:

That is what I see:

wget https://bugs.octave.org
--2019-01-14 11:18:51--  https://bugs.octave.org/
Resolving bugs.octave.org (bugs.octave.org)...
Connecting to bugs.octave.org (bugs.octave.org)||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
Location: http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=octave [following]
--2019-01-14 11:18:51--  http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=octave
Resolving savannah.gnu.org (savannah.gnu.org)...
Connecting to savannah.gnu.org (savannah.gnu.org)||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: unspecified [text/html]
Saving to: ‘index.html’

index.html              [ <=>                ]  38.99K  --.-KB/s    in 0.03s  

2019-01-14 11:18:51 (1.21 MB/s) - ‘index.html’ saved [39930]


Dmitri A. Sergatskov <dasergatskov>
Mon 14 Jan 2019 04:58:24 PM UTC, comment #8:

Kai, I think it is fixed now.

Where did you see that the redirect went to http://savannah.gnu.org? It seems that is also redirected (on savannah) to https so how did you notice it?

Anyway, I updated the redirect with the hosting service (this on was not managed with an htaccess file).

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Mon 14 Jan 2019 10:33:47 AM UTC, comment #7:

@jwe: Thanks for taking care. Now it works for me without certificate errors.

Can you modify the redirect to https as well? So we have

https://bugs.octave.org --> https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=octave

Then this item is done for me =)

Kai Torben Ohlhus <siko1056>
Project Member
Mon 14 Jan 2019 02:32:34 AM UTC, comment #6:

For some reason(?) that I don't remember now, the bugs.octave.org domain had an imported certificate (now expired) instead of using a Let's Encrypt certificate. Imported certificates are not managed automatically by the hosting service, but the Let's Encrypt certificates are. I just switched to use a Let's Encrypt certificate and that seems to fix the problem for me. It should be updated automatically in the future.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Sun 06 Jan 2019 10:33:08 PM UTC, comment #5:

@jwe: Do you know how to refresh the https-certificates? Maybe this can done automatically (Personally, I have a cron job running with certbot for this).

Kai Torben Ohlhus <siko1056>
Project Member
Sun 06 Jan 2019 10:29:41 PM UTC, comment #4:

I think it may be done in the hosting control panel, jwe may have to take care of this, and see if it can be renewed automatically on a schedule.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Sun 06 Jan 2019 09:53:48 PM UTC, comment #3:

You are right Mike. Where do we refresh those certficates? I did not find any trace of certbot on "octave.org".

Kai Torben Ohlhus <siko1056>
Project Member
Sun 06 Jan 2019 06:16:50 PM UTC, comment #2:

The certificate is there, it has simply expired, needs to be renewed.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Sun 06 Jan 2019 03:10:32 PM UTC, comment #1:

Confirmed, but I think the solution is to update the Let's Encrypt certificate for this subdomain.

Kai Torben Ohlhus <siko1056>
Project Member
Sun 06 Jan 2019 02:22:41 PM UTC, original submission:

In etc/icons/org.octave.Octave.appdata.xml, https://bugs.octave.org/ should be changed to http://bugs.octave.org/



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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2019-04-08 mtmiller Dependencies- => bugs #56100 is dependent
    2019-01-26 apjanke Carbon-Copy- => Added floss@apjanke.net
    2019-01-21 siko1056 Severity2 - Minor => 1 - Wish
        StatusConfirmed => Need Info
    2019-01-06 siko1056 Carbon-Copy- => Added jwe
    2019-01-06 siko1056 SummarySubdomain bugs.octave.org is not covered by https certificate. => Certificate for subdomain bugs.octave.org is expired.
    2019-01-06 siko1056 CategoryNone => Octave website
        Severity3 - Normal => 2 - Minor
        Priority5 - Normal => 3 - Low
        Item GroupOther => Documentation
        StatusNone => Confirmed
        Releasedev => other
        Operating SystemGNU/Linux => Any
        SummaryAppdata: Link to bug tracker should use http, not https => Subdomain bugs.octave.org is not covered by https certificate.

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