[foaf-protocols] Easy-ish certificate generation tool

Henry Story henry.story at gmail.com
Thu Aug 19 10:49:07 CEST 2010

Thanks for sharing Toby,
It looks like we need a new section on the wiki for client side WebId wizards. This is certainly a big improvement from our initial command line driven interface, of a year and a half ago :-)  

 On the browser based generation of certificates I have been finding these to be amazingly simple. My recent foray seems to indicate that even creating certificates for IE 7 is a one click affair. I'll be putting a video together sometime this week to show certificate creation on as many browsers as I can get my hands on.


On 18 Aug 2010, at 18:00, 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/
> -- 
> Toby A Inkster
> <mailto:mail at tobyinkster.co.uk>
> <http://tobyinkster.co.uk>

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