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Re: Getting Serious about WebID Bootstrap

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2012 13:11:51 -0400
Message-ID: <50687D57.70900@openlinksw.com>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
CC: nathan@webr3.org, "public-rww@w3.org" <public-rww@w3.org>, WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
On 9/30/12 7:05 AM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>>> >>
>> >Why? what do I gain from doing this - consider me a naive outsider
>> >
>> >
> Essentially this links your email to your WebID / Social Graph in a,
> standards compliant, machine readable way.
>
> I've imported my cert into thunderbird and imported the root node as a CA
> but I get
>
> "Sending of message failed.
> Unable to sign message. Please check that the certificates specified in
> Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings for this mail account are valid and
> trusted"
>
> http://kb.mozillazine.org/Message_security
>
> Verify whether all parent nodes of the certificate are in your list of
> trusted CAs, and whether they can be used to identify mail users
>
> Looks I've done this but it still throws an error.  I've had bugs in
> thunderbird before wrt security.  Not sure on this one ...
>

You have to ensure the the following:

1. signer certificate is imported via "Authorities" tab
2. personal certificates (signed using the signer cert.) are imported 
into "Your Certificates" tab
3. email address in the certificate matches the email address of the 
Thunderbird account being configured.

You can also read:

1. http://bit.ly/NrzHNY -- using Thunderbird to send digitally signed 
email .

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