Mac OS X Java Update 10.6 Update 1 and Juniper SSL/VPN


After running the java update on my Mac OS X Snow Leopard, I started receiving an error about a missing certificate. The company I work with utilizes client SSL certificates during the Juniper authorization process.

1. To rectify the error, I made the following entry in Terminal.

sudo keytool -storepasswd -new changeit -keystore /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Resources/Deploy.bundle/Contents/Home/lib/security/cacerts -storepass changeme

2. I was then asked for my Mac user id password as I am an administrator user on the Mac.

3. Please note that you may have to reboot for the change to apply.

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Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Juniper SSL/VPN


If you have been using Juniper VPN on Mac OS X Leopard and you upgrade to Mac OS X Snow Leopard, you will most likely have to modify the permissions a folder and create a new folder.

Run the following sudo commands in terminal
1. cd /usr/local/juniper/nc/
Identify the version, in my case it is 6.0.0

2. sudo chmod 755 6.0.0
3. sudo mkdir ‘/Applications/Network’

That should be it. Juniper SSL should be working again without an issue.

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Use SSH key to access Debian from Mac OS X


1. Open the OS X Terminal application

2. cd .ssh
If directory .ssh does not exist then mkdir .ssh

3. Generate SSH keys
Enter file in which to save the key (/User/xxxxx/.ssh/id_rsa): recommend leaving blank
Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase): recommend entering passphrase
Enter same passphrase again:
Your identification has been saved in /Users/xxxxx/.ssh/id_rsa.
Your public key has been saved in /Users/xxxxx/.ssh/

5. Access the .ssh directory on the server
cd /home/xxxxx/.ssh/
If directory .ssh does not exist then mkdir .ssh
chmod 700 /home/xxxxx/.ssh

4. Upload your public key to the server
Upload your to /home/xxxxx/.ssh/

5. Create the authorized_keys file
cat >> authorized_keys

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