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Re: I noticed that the BBC are using Client Side Certs recently

From: Mo McRoberts <Mo.McRoberts@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2014 08:29:32 +0000
To: Mischa Tuffield <mischa@mmt.me.uk>
CC: public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C3B8278E-39BB-4B12-9D4C-FEECDB9674BD@bbc.co.uk>
We’re not meant to be, not publicly at least…

There was a period where parts of the stack were ‘optionally’ requesting a client cert (we use X.509 client certificates extensively within the BBC for staff and contractors to access systems), and some browsers would always show a request dialog if so — but I thought that had been switched off

Can you let me know which browser (I’m guessing Firefox) & URL you were accessing, and I’ll pass it onto the ops team?


On  2014-May-06, at 00:49, Mischa Tuffield <mischa@mmt.me.uk> wrote:

> Hello All,
> Apologies if this is old news, but over the last week or so I have noticed that the BBC are requesting a client side cert from me every time I visit their site, I wonder what they are doing, perhaps it is worth finding out somehow.
> <Screen Shot 2014-05-06 at 00.46.31.png>
> All the best and keep up the good work folk!
> M
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> Mischa Tuffield PhD
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> @mischat

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