In Software Gateway implementation, routing HTTPS requests with a certificate that contains non-english characters it may cause the following Java exceptions (ssg logs):
WARNING 300 com.l7tech.server.policy.assertion.ServerHttpRoutingAssertion: 4042: Problem routing to https://apigateway.local. Error msg: Unable to obtain HTTP response from https://apigateway.local: java.security.cert.CertificateException. Caused by: Illegal mix of collations (latin1_swedish_ci,IMPLICIT) and (utf8_general_ci,COERCIBLE) for operation =
2021-10-01T11:11:50.363+1000 WARNING 300 com.l7tech.server.MessageProcessor: 3016: Request routing failed with status -1
java.sql.SQLException: Illegal mix of collations (latin1_swedish_ci,IMPLICIT) and (utf8_general_ci,COERCIBLE) for operation '='
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By default, API Gateway stores and so reads Certificates from MySQL "SSG" Database. If MySQL is not configured to use Unicode Transformation Format - 8 bits (UTF8) as charset and table collations, non-english characters may cause a conflict. In this scenario, non-english characters could be contained inside the Certificate's DN Subject Name and/or attributes.
Use the following MySQL queries to verify how charset and collations are set in the Database, either globally and for SSG DB tables:
mysql> SELECT @@character_set_database, @@collation_database;
mysql> select TABLE_NAME,TABLE_COLLATION from information_schema.TABLES where TABLE_SCHEMA='ssg';
Here an example:
In order to avoid issues as such, it is recommended to set MySQL to use UTF8 as default tables charset/collations.
NOTE: if for any reason, requirements are preventing you to apply UTF8 globally in the database, you can be selective and adjust only the offended table with the following SQL statement:
ALTER TABLE trusted_cert MODIFY COLUMN subject_dn VARCHAR(2048) CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci NOT NULL;