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Re: [foaf-protocols] Self signed certs

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Sun, 06 Feb 2011 16:11:30 +0000
Message-ID: <4D4EC832.90606@webr3.org>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
CC: WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>, foaf-protocols <foaf-protocols@lists.foaf-project.org>
Henry Story wrote:
> On 6 Feb 2011, at 01:04, Nathan wrote:
> 
>> Just a quick FYI..
>>
>> <webr3> q, anybody know if it would be possible to get the browsers to 
>> generate key pairs and wrap them up in certificates, perhaps coupled to 
>> keygen?
>>
>> <abarth> webr3: its possible, but there isn't much momentum to do it now
> 
> What did he mean by that? I either don't understand the question
> or the answer. Do you have a link to the discussion?

That is the full discussion, and the meaning is, browsers could/can 
generate key pairs and certificates locally, on peoples machines - no 
need for "servers" to be doing it.. and further, possibly tied in with 
keygen to do it "on demand".

Just another option for us.

Best,

Nathan
Received on Sunday, 6 February 2011 16:13:10 UTC

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