Feature Request: Display certificate expiration date

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danielmanser

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Post by danielmanser » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:17 pm
We use Viscosity with x509 certificates. The enduser installs their configuration via a Viscosity bundle. They sometimes have multiple configurations/certificates for various devices and mess around with them, and there doesn't seem to be an option to view the expiration date or serial of the certificate in Viscosity.

Such functionality would be great.

James

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Post by James » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:05 am
Hi danielmanser,

Thanks for the constructive feedback - we do have some plans re certificate management in the works. We'll take your feedback on board.

Cheers,
James
James Bekkema
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ecornips

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Post by ecornips » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:09 pm
I'd just like to add my support for this feature. I came to the forum to post about this, and it's the first entry already :D

In my case, the certificate had expired and I had no idea why. On the server side the logs indicated the cert was expired, but nothing on the client side logs. It would be nice to have a prompt or even a passive icon/visual aid to show the certificate has expired.

Even better would be an indicator showing how many days until expiry (but only from say T-7 days remaining)

p.s. Viscosity is a great product, I recommend it to all my customers when they need remote access!

James

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Post by James » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:10 pm
Hi ecornips,

Thanks for the feedback - it is something we have in the works!

Cheers,
James
James Bekkema
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ratness

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Post by ratness » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:06 pm
Belated piling-on, since this has bitten us.

I'd really like to see something like 'Expired Certificate' instead of 'Disconnected' in the connections popup, so users know right away that they're in for a bad time.

dingofest2

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Post by dingofest2 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:48 am
Agreed, I've had many support calls from users where the Cert has expired.

Would be great to see a column or something.

Lesley

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Post by Lesley » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:20 am
... just chiming in to add my support for this feature request.

ratness

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Post by ratness » Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:10 am
Re-poking this for 2020. I know you're concerned about stability/feature-changes because of the pandemic. That said, what we're experiencing is a lot of folks who were rare VPN users now working from home, coming back to using the VPN after their certs have expired (and nobody reads the mails telling them to renew leading up to the expiration).

It'd save a lot of effort on our support folks triaging "I can't connect" if they knew the certs were good right off the bat.

A visual indicator in the connection dropdown ('Expired Certificate' instead of 'Disconnected'?) would be awesome here.
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