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cert:fingerprint ?

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 16:11:40 -0400
Message-ID: <4EA717FC.4050900@openlinksw.com>
To: public-xg-webid@w3.org
On 10/25/11 4:07 PM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> On 10/25/11 3:02 PM, Henry Story wrote:
>> 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.
>>
> I want to be able to use Blog Posts, Tweets as resources that hold the 
> relation between a WebID and its host Certificate. Thus, instead of 
> being confined to modulus and exponent based checks, I can just use 
> the Certs. fingerprint.
>
> BTW -- I already have this working i.e., I can use a Tweet or Blog 
> Post to persist the fingerprint. The as part of our particular WebID 
> verification protocol implementation, use this approach to verify 
> identity. Thus, we are lowering the barrier of entry by allowing 
> people to publish their certificates (with WebID watermarks) via Blog 
> Posts, Tweets etc..
>
> I hope the usecase is clear? It's really important for us to find a 
> low cost pattern that highly viral re. WebID.
>

Henry,

So it goes like this:

#me hasCertificate [ a cert:X509Certificate; hasFingerprint 
"F3:46:11:63:D9:5A:22:10:5F:4A:AD:65:33:50:DE:27" ; hasFingerprintDigest 
<md5> ]

seeAlso:
http://search.twitter.com/search.json?q=%40Fingerprint:F3:46:11:63:D9:5A:22:10:5F:4A:AD:65:33:50:DE:27 
-- structured data from Twitter space

The rest is transformation, and even better if said transformation is 
based on WOT ontology.

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