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Re: cert:fingerprint ?

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 21:02:30 +0200
Cc: WebID Incubator Group WG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>, foaf-protocols@lists.foaf-project.org
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To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>

On 25 Oct 2011, at 20:53, Kingsley Idehen wrote:

> On 10/25/11 12:38 PM, Henry Story wrote:
>> On 25 Oct 2011, at 18:33, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
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>>> Henry,
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>>> Since we have cert:key, what about cert:fingerprint?
>> How would you define it?
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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 :)

Ok, it is certainly possible to have a link from a cert:X509Certificate to a fingerprint. But what is the use you wish to make of this? Ie. the use case.



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> 1. http://linkeddata.uriburner.com/describe/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fxmlns.com%2Fwot%2F0.1%2F -- WOT as I currently see it re. Fingerprint conflation problem
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