[foaf-protocols] Easy-ish certificate generation tool

Nathan nathan at webr3.org
Wed Aug 18 18:10:20 CEST 2010


Toby Inkster wrote:
> I've been playing with Gambas recently (a VisualBasic-like language)
> and have put together a Wizard-based tool that lets you generate
> WebID-enabled self-signed X.509 certificate in PKCS12 format, ready to
> import into your browser.
> 
> You simply give it your details (name, locality, region, etc), tell it
> your WebID, and tell it where you want to save the certificate, and the
> Wizard will generate the WebID certificate for you, and provide you
> with a little snippet to paste into your FOAF file (it provides
> RDF/XML, Turtle and RDFa).
> 
> There's pre-built packages for Fedora and Mandriva, which I've had
> varying degrees of success using, plus a tarball of the source.
> 
> http://buzzword.org.uk/2008/foaf_ssl/MakeWebIDCert/
> 

cool - good work! think Kingsley has one v similar for windows as well :)

on a side but related note, ever wonder why the hell browsers don't 
generate certificates on demand? and similarly, would be nice to make a 
client side js implementation of cert gen.. should be possible

kutgw,

nathan


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