ISSUE-20: Portable and Hosted Certificates

Portable and Hosted Certificates

State:
RAISED
Product:
WebID-authn-TLS-spec
Raised by:
Nathan Rixham
Opened on:
2011-02-01
Description:

The WebID protocol currently requires the use of X.509v3 certificates, those certificates need to be stored on the client side and sent as part of the TLS authentication process.

However, provision is made in the Transport Layer Security (TLS) Extensions RFC [1] for certificates to be passed by URL, rather than value, by using the "Client Certificate URLs" feature [2].

It should be noted that this feature is already standardized and covers most of the WebID protocol in a well defined manner, indeed it has almost all the key elements of "WebID".

[1] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4366
[2] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4366#section-3.3
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Related emails:
  1. Re: WebID-ISSUE-20: Portable and Hosted Certificates [WebID Spec] (from henry.story@bblfish.net on 2011-02-01)
  2. Re: WebID-ISSUE-20: Portable and Hosted Certificates [WebID Spec] (from nathan@webr3.org on 2011-02-01)
  3. WebID-ISSUE-20: Portable and Hosted Certificates [WebID Spec] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2011-02-01)

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