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Re: self-signed

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 08:41:39 -0400
Message-ID: <4DA59A03.3010403@openlinksw.com>
To: Joerg Anders <jan@informatik.tu-chemnitz.de>
CC: public-xg-webid@w3.org
On 4/13/11 8:31 AM, Joerg Anders wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Apr 2011, Henry Story wrote:
>>   are you able to login to the simple test suite here with your WebID?
>>   https://bblfish.net:8443/test/WebId
> Yes, I already used it and it is great! Please keep this tool as long as
> possible because I plan to perform some WebID experiments with our
> students.
> But a clear statement whether or not WebID will work with self-signed
> certificates were very helpful. Such a clear statement was here:
>            https://bblfish.net/#hjs
> but that link is broken ...

WebID is fundamentally about self-signed certificates. It also works 
with CA signed certificates, but that's more of a trust fidelity matter 
between the key actors: WebID clients (Relying Agents) and servers 
(Identity Providers).



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