It appears possible to configure the firewall to be an OCSP responder to itself/clients from the posts below? Is that correct? (Specifically referring to self-signed certificates generated on the firewall) If so, is there any risk to having this service run on an external interface, in order to control/revoke machine certificates? If the need arises for a certificate revocation, is the firewall responding to itself and not letting the client connect to the portal/gateway, or is the client ultimately making that decision?
I'm finding the GP agent will still connect to the Gateway even if I have revoked a generic machine certificate used in the profile for the Gateway. The CA certificate is still good, but If I revoke the machine certificate, and it shows revoked in the firewall, the client can still connect.
As I had the same question I did some investigation
You need to:
- Enable OCSP checking in Device > Session => Decryption Settings
- Create an HTTP OCSP Service Management Profile under Network Profiles > Interface Management
- Create An OCSP Responder under Device > Certificate Management > OCSP Responder
- Create Client Certificates with this Responder as OCSP Responder
- make sure OCSP checking is enabled on the Certificate profile used for GP
Next to that:
Pay attention that if you revoke the certificate in the Certificate store it isn't automatically and immediatly revoked for the GP service as OCSP is cached on the FW:
To immediatly have affect you need to execute the following commands in CLI
debug dataplane reset ssl-decrypt certificate-status
Now the certificate will be revoked and if the client tries to (re)connect it will get that message.
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