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Re: include privat ekeys Re: rsa ontology in cert namespace

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 19:39:36 +0100
Cc: "Mo McRoberts" <Mo.McRoberts@bbc.co.uk>, Sergio Fernández <sergio.fernandez@fundacionctic.org>, "Dominik Tomaszuk" <ddooss@wp.pl>, "WebID Incubator Group WG" <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
Message-Id: <BC3E0525-85D9-41D9-89B9-2A8CE1324C73@bblfish.net>
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
The private key is there now:

there is a private key class and a private_exponent to match the public one.


On 23 Nov 2011, at 19:24, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:

> On 2011-11 -22, at 04:51, Mo McRoberts wrote:
>> In RSA, the modulus and exponent tend to be called 'n' and 'e', respectively, but some variant on 'modulus' and 'exponent' are fine *if* you ony want to store public keys (if you want to cover private keys -- though I'm not sure why you would -[...]
> If you are making an ontology for keys, I feel it should include private keys. Be complete.
> There is a lot of call for standards for private data, as well as public.
> There is W3C work on management of credentials.
> I might want also to do things like use RDF as an intermediate form
> in converting identities between SSL and SSH worlds for example.
> Tim

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