[foaf-protocols] A Simple foaf+ssl IdP

Melvin Carvalho melvincarvalho at gmail.com
Thu May 14 11:54:03 CEST 2009


On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 11:31 PM, Story Henry <henry.story at bblfish.net> wrote:
>
> On 13 May 2009, at 17:11, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>
>> On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 1:01 PM, Story Henry <henry.story at bblfish.net>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Bruno Harbulot wrote the code foaf a secure foaf+ssl Identity
>>> Provider. I put it up on foafssl.org, and blogged about the details
>>> here:
>>>
>>>   http://blogs.sun.com/bblfish/entry/a_simple_foaf_ssl_identity
>>>
>>> This should help make it a lot easier to get going with foaf+ssl in a
>>> more secure manner.
>>
>> This is great, I've got it working on opera, IE, safari, and iphone
>>
>> However strange issue with firefox using a cert generated by
>> test.foafssl.org
>>
>> HTTP Status 401 -
>>
>> type Status report
>
> It works for me now. I had trouble for a little while as I had a foafssl
> certificate with a webid that no longer existed on the server (perhaps I had
> deleted it some time ago to test something).
>
> The problem persisted after I deleted all those certificates, and created a
> new one.
>
> Restarting Firefox helped.
>
> I'll look into improving error messages.
>
>
> Also I think it would perhaps be useful to do something special if someone
> does not have a foaf+ssl certificate. I had that in the insecure login page.
> I'll add that back to the secure one.
>
> [time passes]
>
> I added some error messages, but they it is a bit more complex than I was
> thinking, as I need to be able to ask for the client certificate optionally.
> And I had to override that to get this to work with the
> iPhone....
>
>
> So I'll look into that.

Works for me now, thanks!

>
>> message
>>
>> description This request requires HTTP authentication ().
>> Apache Tomcat/6.0-snapshot
>>
>> A friend of mine got the same error when trying ...
>
>
> Can he try after restarting the server?
>
>
>> However the on other browsers it works really well.
>>
>>>
>>> Looking forward to feedback.
>>>
>>> Henry
>>>
>>> Social Web Architect
>>> Sun Microsystems
>>> Blog: http://blogs.sun.com/bblfish
>>>
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