[nycbug-talk] USENIX + CACert
Fri Jun 11 12:26:53 EDT 2004
Use http://www.joar.com/certificates/ shows you how to do it with
Thawte certs.. it should be the same, beyond the web page stuff.
On Jun 11, 2004, at 12:07 PM, Chris Coleman wrote:
> Ok, I have my cert from CAcert. Now who is going to write me an quick
> explanation of how to install it on Mail.app in my ibook?
> (An article is in order on setting this up on BSD and ibooks.)
> On Jun 10, 2004, at 11:05 AM, Bob Ippolito wrote:
>> I don't think I'm going to be able to make USENIX this year, but one
>> thing I've heard about that particularly interests me is that the
>> whole CAcert crew is going to be there. CAcert is the
>> "Community-Oriented and Driven Certificate Authority". Basically,
>> they're trying to do what Thawte, Verisign, etc. does, but offer the
>> services for free. They offer email, server, and most recently code
>> signing certificates.
>> The 'problem' with CAcert (other than the fact that operating systems
>> don't yet trust its root cert by default), is that in order to be
>> fully authorized (get 2 year certs, name on email cert, etc.) you
>> need to be verified by an existing member with assurer (or better)
>> status. Unfortunately, there aren't ANY assurers in the NYC area!
>> Since these are the board members, anyone certified by them is
>> immediately granted assurer status. So, for those of you going, it
>> would be awesome if you signed up for CAcert and got yourself
>> assured, and we could have a little "key-signing party" at the end of
>> the next nycbug meeting. If three nycbug members become assured by
>> board members, then that is enough to assign >100 points to new
>> people, who can then assure each other, so that nycbug'er (who wants
>> it) should be able to end up with full assurer status (assuming
>> there's about 6 people who are interested, possibly less if I do the
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