Bug 1162 - Error writing request: The authentication or decryption has failed. when calling HTTPS Web Service
Summary: Error writing request: The authentication or decryption has failed. when call...
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Mono runtime / AOT Compiler ()
Version: 1.0
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: --- major
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-09-30 12:15 UTC by Chris Hardy [MSFT]
Modified: 2011-11-04 13:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Xoom security warning (94.88 KB, image/png)
2011-11-04 13:06 UTC, Jonathan Pryor

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Description Chris Hardy [MSFT] 2011-09-30 12:15:34 UTC
Created attachment 541 [details]
Android Project Repo

Hitting this error when accessing a HTTPS webservice on Mono for Android. This works fine on MonoTouch but fails on Mono for Android.

Manually setting ServerCertificateValidationCallback resolves this issue but should be handled by default.

System.Net.ServicePointManager.ServerCertificateValidationCallback += (s, c, ch, ssl) => true;

Attached a repo project: clean out bin/obj first.
Comment 1 Jonathan Pryor 2011-11-04 13:06:29 UTC
I don't think this is a bug with Mono for Android; If I go to the following url within Browser on my Xoom:


I get an error message:

    Security warning
    There are problems with the security
    certificate for this site.
Comment 2 Jonathan Pryor 2011-11-04 13:06:55 UTC
Created attachment 824 [details]
Xoom security warning
Comment 3 Jonathan Pryor 2011-11-04 13:07:38 UTC
Invalid because loading an https site should fail when the host platform reports an error.