JavaScript command clearAuthenticationCache does not clear HTTPS client certificate

Issue #989385 • Assigned to Ali A.


Oct 24, 2014
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Steps to reproduce


Repro Steps:


  1. Install PoC in the www root folder. PoC code available in here:
  2. Configure IIS or Apache to require HTTPS client certificate to authenticate to dnie folder.


  1. Introduce your smartcard with your client certificate in the card reader.
  2. Launch IE 11.
  3. Browse to https://localhost/php/Index.php
  4. Click on Login.
  5. Introduce your PIN code to authenticate.
  6. Click in Logout.
    (without removing the smartcard)
  7. Click in Login again.

Expected Results:

JavaScript command clearAuthenticationCache:
document.executeCommand("clearAuthenticationCache ", false)

Should clear HTTPS client certificate.

Actual Results:

Dev Channel specific:



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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Tony S.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Venkat K.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Venkat K.” to “David W.”

      Changed Assigned To from “David W.” to “IE F.”

      Changed Status to “Won’t fix”

      Changed Assigned To to “David W.”

      Changed Status from “Won’t fix”

      Changed Assigned To from “David W.” to “Venkat K.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Venkat K.” to “Rob T.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Rob T.” to “Ali A.”

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