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Re: cert:fingerprint ?

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 14:53:29 -0400
Message-ID: <4EA705A9.6010309@openlinksw.com>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
CC: WebID Incubator Group WG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>, foaf-protocols@lists.foaf-project.org
On 10/25/11 12:38 PM, Henry Story wrote:
> On 25 Oct 2011, at 18:33, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>> Henry,
>> Since we have cert:key, what about cert:fingerprint?
> How would you define it?

Good question since WOT [1] and these newer Key oriented ontologies 
aren't aligned. In addition, WOT is conflating public key and x.509 
certificate. The fingerprint I am talking about is a hash (md4, md5, 
sha, sha256, sha512) of the entire x.509 Cert.

If you put a Certificate's fingerprint in a data space (this could be a 
tweet even) you can still perform a match with the X.509 cert from a 
successful SSL/TLS handshake.

Since we are preoccupied with this feature, we'll take on the task of 
making a tweak to existing ontologies (if possible). Then we'll just 
share what we have and leave it up to everyone else to decide what they 
do with it :)


-- WOT as I currently see it re. Fingerprint conflation problem

> Henry
>> -- 
>> Regards,
>> Kingsley Idehen	
>> President&   CEO
>> OpenLink Software
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