[foaf-protocols] WebID breakthrough - pure Javascript+Flash implementation

Henry Story henry.story at gmail.com
Mon Aug 9 12:13:05 CEST 2010

Hi Kingsley, I watched your video that shows you creating a certificate
for Internet Explorer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzqHVUb3qrw

Looking at that I can only agree with Manu Sporny that this is geeky.

Bruno Harbulot managed to make it as easy to use as keygen with his javascript
code at http://webid.myxwiki.org/ 

Perhaps someone with Internet Explorer can make a screen cast of creating a certificate there (no need to do the account creation bit).

If there are issues we need to try to find out how we can reduce them there.


On 8 Aug 2010, at 15:57, Kingsley Idehen wrote:

> It support browsers that don't support keygen:
> 1. IE.
> The user interaction is simple:
> 1. Go to: https://id.myopenlink.net
> 2. Register with your existing WebID or get a new account
> 3. Edit your Profile using the Profile Manager (at least add your email 
> address to your profile)
> 4. Use the "X.509" tab under "Security" to generate your X.509 Cert that 
> includes your WebID (remember once you have an account you have a WebID, 
> Profile Page URL, and an OpenID URL (all hooked together in conventional 
> Linked Data style)
> 5. Save the generated Cert. to your Profile (don't forget to hatch the 
> "enable WebID login" option)
> 6. Save and Exit Profile Manager
> 6. Visit a WebID or OpenID based space on the Web from Windows, Mac OS 
> X, Linux, or any other Unix Platform.
> Re. Windows, there is no requirement for flash, we are simply using what 
> Windows offers re. PKI. Note, this isn't really that different from Mac 
> OS X (where Safari and Chrome simply use keygen as conduit to the 
> Keyring Manager).

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