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95% of webid is really easy. just the final 10% of RDF makes it hard

From: peter williams <home_pw@msn.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 11:35:51 -0800
Message-ID: <SNT143-ds141DB52D431414DFF3806292DC0@phx.gbl>
To: "'WebID Incubator Group WG'" <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
You can do it to 95% in 30m.


Go get opera browser at http://www.opera.com/. Why? Because it's a team
member, that's all.


Get a client cert using Opera by 

1)      Registering at

2)      Logging in to the registration portal

3)      Goto Profile page

4)      Complete the enrollment  form, and viola, you have cert in your

Test it: at https://test.gnutls.org:5556/


Now Sigh! .Because it's very technical output (but note the SAN URI field
pointing to a profile page).


Then, **imagine** that the gnutls server could itself make a remote http
request sent "somewhere", to confirm if the cert's pubkey value really is
stored on your profile page.


If so, then gnutls server does access control, using typical methods. If it
cannot confirm the cert is present, it denies access.


That's it. The rest is marketing spin.


Ideally, a beta Opera Community profile "edit" page would replace the wiki
site's steps.


Received on Saturday, 26 February 2011 19:36:51 UTC

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