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Re: webid on nginx?

From: elf Pavlik <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 17:52:57 +0000
To: public-xg-webid <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
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Excerpts from Kingsley Idehen's message of 2012-07-19 17:37:53 +0000:
> On 7/19/12 1:24 PM, Henry Story wrote:
> > On 19 Jul 2012, at 19:01, elf Pavlik wrote:
> >
> >> Excerpts from Ben Carrillo's message of 2012-01-24 23:03:25 +0000:
> >>> El martes 24 de enero de 2012, elf Pavlik escribió:
> >>>> I've heard while ago about some issues related to using webid with nginx
> >>>> (even that it may not work for some reason).
> >>>
> >>> this thread might be relevant:
> >>> http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,15584
> >>>
> >>> but let's wait to hear if there are some other experiences with that.
> >> i just asked hellekin again on irc:
> >>
> >> 16:52:50 hellekin elf-pavlik: I remember now the issue... Nginx has no mechanism to request a client SSL certificate
> >>                   regardless of the CA. Instead it will check for a client certificate that matches the list of known CAs,
> >>                   which renders WebID impractical
> >>
> >> which looks like issue from this thread you have pointed... i assume than than no one running nginx can use webid at this moment? http://news.netcraft.com/archives/category/web-server-survey/
> > Sounds like the kind of thing a good TLS hacker could fix.
> 
> Yes, and I don't see how Nginx deficiencies determine the utility or 
> practicality of WebID. We keep on forgetting that Linked Data Servers != 
> Linked Document Servers.
hi Kingsley, could you please elaborate more on this thought? i think in a simple way of helping with webid authentication for Ruby on Rails webapps (including diaspora), most of which people run behind nginx or apache. thx :)
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