Could not retrieve server initialization data error when using client certificates RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I've set up Project Server 2010 with CAC authentication and it works fine when accessing the PWA url. But when I try to connect to Project Server from Project Enterprise 2010 I get the error "Could not retrieve server initialization data" after choosing the CAC certificate.  I have tested the connection and works fine when using nonSSL and SSL but it starts failing when I enforce client certificates in IIS.

    Any one have any ideas of what could be causing this?


    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:03 PM

All replies

  • Seems as though Project Web App is having issues with client certificates.  When I click on the Project Center or Approval Center link inside Project Web App I get an "unknown error has occured" message if I disable Client Certificates Required in IIS all is good. Any ideas of what could be going wrong?
    Friday, April 29, 2011 2:38 PM
  • I got the error and realized  that I hadn't set up the user with permissions to log on to the server!

    It was emabarassing when the user said to me "so, what was the problem?".

    Monday, June 4, 2012 2:43 PM