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Re: Node.js WebID implementation

From: Miel Vander Sande <miel.vandersande@ugent.be>
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2015 18:50:18 +0200
Cc: public-webid@w3.org
Message-Id: <9C2DC8A1-F677-4581-8484-0DA58571F84D@ugent.be>
To: Andrei Sambra <andrei@w3.org>
Thanks all, these are nice examples. However, this library expects a "certificate" (https://github.com/linkeddata/node-webid/blob/master/index.js#L11), but getting that raw certificate from the HTTPS connection is what I'm after (X509 extensions properties currently not accessible). For now, I've implemented it using the regular non-X509 subject alt name field.

Miel

On 08 Sep 2015, at 17:26, Andrei Sambra <andrei@w3.org> wrote:

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> 
> On 9/7/15 10:55 AM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> On 7 September 2015 at 14:09, Miel Vander Sande
>> <Miel.VanderSande@ugent.be <mailto:Miel.VanderSande@ugent.be>> wrote:
>> 
>>    Hi all,
>> 
>>    Time to revamp this old thread. Does anyone know on any progress or
>>    workarounds in this regard?
>>    The request.connection.getPeerCertificate() still doesn't seem to
>>    return any X509 extensions, hence the client's WebID cannot be
>>    extracted from the Subject Alternative Name. 
>>    I also looked at the Forge
>>    (https://github.com/digitalbazaar/forge) library, but that seems
>>    like a lot of overhead compared to https library. 
>> 
>>    Or is there a way to get the raw certificate from the client and
>>    parse it with a library like this https://www.npmjs.com/package/x509?
>> 
>> 
>> Or this
>> 
>> https://github.com/magnetik/node-webid/blob/master/src/VerificationAgent.coffee
> 
> Actually, that repo hasn't been maintained in a while and it is buggy.
> You should use the updated version at
> https://github.com/linkeddata/node-webid instead.
> 
> --Andrei
> 
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>> 
>> 
>>    Kind regards,
>> 
>>    Miel Vander Sande
>>    Researcher Semantic Web - Linked Open Data
>>    Multimedia Lab [Ghent University - iMinds]
>> 
>>    T: +32 9 33 14893
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
> -- 
> Andrei Sambra
> World Wide Web Consortium
> Cambridge, MA
> Tel. 617-253-5565
> 


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