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Re: [widgets] Public keys in widgets URI scheme?

From: Aaron Boodman <aa@google.com>
Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 14:19:39 -0700
Message-ID: <278fd46c0905271419k38929698h684113bb8fd53d09@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 8:32 AM, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com> wrote:
> I haven't read all the threads about the widget URI scheme, but I
> wanted to contribute this thought:
> Instead of using a UUID as the authority, you might consider using a
> public key.  You could then require that the widget is signed by the
> cooresponding private key.

FWIW, this is what we do in Chrome extensions which share some design
ideas with widgets. It works really well for us and we are super happy
with it.

- a
Received on Wednesday, 27 May 2009 21:20:14 UTC

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