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sr #104690: SSL Certificates

Submitted by:  Alessandro De Zorzi <lotabi>
Submitted on:  Mon Sep 26 11:58:58 2005  
Category: Savannah websitePriority: 5 - Normal
Severity: 1 - WishStatus: Done
Assigned to: Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>Operating System: None
Open/Closed: Closed

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-Deleted Account- <susancai>
Sat Sep 13 14:35:43 2008, comment #8:

We installed certificates from at and Comments welcome :)

Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>In charge of this item.
Wed Apr 23 10:46:22 2008, comment #7:

For your info, cacert has changed it's license for it's software and it's now GPL. So I'd really welcome it if more free software projects would use and support cacert.

Hanno Boeck <hanno>
Thu Jan 18 23:09:21 2007, comment #6:

We still need to contact them. This is the tasks list.

Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>In charge of this item.
Fri Jan 13 20:28:08 2006, comment #5:

Michael pointed:

> Perhaps we should make our own CA, as it's simple to do.
> This would make life simple for us.

I'd rather use the existing one, as people may already have included it in their browsers.

Or, we can use, since it is an interesting service to support. Note that the certificate is included in the 'ca-certificates' Debian package. Certificate generation is automatic, and is not less secure that what we currently have, though it may end up more secure (with included in browsers, which the current Savannah CA never will).

However, again, there's no point in supporting if they foster non-free software. In such case we might as well get free certificates from StartCom.

Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>In charge of this item.
Fri Jan 13 09:38:13 2006, comment #4: is clearly non-free.

I contacted RMS about what we can do to fight this.

Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>In charge of this item.
Fri Jan 6 11:01:25 2006, comment #3:

On second thought that doesn't sound bad.
I need to investigate a bit more the trust mecanism.

Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>In charge of this item.
Tue Sep 27 07:20:26 2005, comment #2:

I agree. But Debian package provide it. I hope firefox and other browsers will include it in future.

I installed root CAcert certificate. Is better than self-sign certificate ;-)

Alessandro De Zorzi <lotabi>
Mon Sep 26 18:53:10 2005, comment #1:

They are not included in common browsers afaics and thus only provide additional constraints.

Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>In charge of this item.
Mon Sep 26 11:58:58 2005, original submission:

Why you do not use to sign SSL Certificates?

Alessandro De Zorzi <lotabi>


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