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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 08:33:50 +0000
To: Mischa Tuffield <mischa@mmt.me.uk>
CC: public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1F5251D3-C551-47BA-B55C-FC391C893721@bbc.co.uk>
Oh, are you using https-everywhere or similar?

M.

On  2014-May-07, at 09:29, Mo McRoberts <Mo.McRoberts@bbc.co.uk> wrote:

> We’re not meant to be, not publicly at least…
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> 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
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> Can you let me know which browser (I’m guessing Firefox) & URL you were accessing, and I’ll pass it onto the ops team?
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> M.
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> On  2014-May-06, at 00:49, Mischa Tuffield <mischa@mmt.me.uk> wrote:
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>> Hello All,
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>> 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.
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>> All the best and keep up the good work folk!
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>> M
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