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Re: WebID-ISSUE-16: Easy cross-browser certificate transfer

From: Yngve Nysaeter Pettersen <yngve@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 18:43:12 +0100
To: public-xg-webid@w3.org, "WebID Incubator Group Issue Tracker" <sysbot+tracker@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.vp6ouailvqd7e2@killashandra.oslo.osa>

For reference:

PKCS #12 files are used for key+certificate transfer already

On Mon, 31 Jan 2011 18:01:05 +0100, WebID Incubator Group Issue Tracker  
<sysbot+tracker@w3.org> wrote:

>
> WebID-ISSUE-16: Easy cross-browser certificate transfer
>
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/webid/track/issues/16
>
> Raised by: Stéphane Corlosquet
> On product:
>
> Issue raised by Manu Sporny at  
> https://github.com/webid-community/webid-spec/issues#issue/4
>
> One of the strongest arguments against technologies like WebID is the  
> concern of transferring certificates from one browser to the next. There  
> have been studies performed on this particular issue and both creating  
> one-certificate-per-browser and having to copy certificates across  
> browsers have been met with very strong usability concerns.
>
> There is a protocol that has been outlined by Ben Laurie for storing  
> private keys on remote servers:
>
> http://www.links.org/files/nigori/nigori-protocol-01.html
>
> We may want to consider inclusion of this technology into the  
> specification as it would certainly make the Javascript implementations  
> of WebID more attractive to those that have concerns about cross-browser  
> certificate transfer.
>
>
>


-- 
Sincerely,
Yngve N. Pettersen
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