[foaf-protocols] documentation of foafssl

Story Henry henry.story at bblfish.net
Mon Feb 8 13:07:40 CET 2010


On 8 Feb 2010, at 12:54, Story Henry wrote:

> 
> On 8 Feb 2010, at 12:46, Pierre-Antoine Champin wrote:
> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I once found a page explaining how foafssl.org worked, including the
>> public certificate of the server, which is required by libAuthentication.
>> 
>> Unfortunately, I can't find it anymore. The wiki points to
>> https://foafssl.org/srv/idp
>> but this URI doesn not work (anymore?). Could anyone point me to that page?
> 
> It works for me right now.
> 
> Did you perhaps at one point try to connect to it? Did it then ask you for a certificate? And did you perhaps click cancel? If so your browser may have remembered that decision, and is sending that response again. (you may need to restart your browser to try this. Also what browser are you using?)

Opera does the right thing here. If you refuse the connection, and later try again, it will ask you to choose your cetificate again. 

(The UI could be improoved as specified below, but at least that's ok)

Henry

> 
> If this is so, this is perhaps the weakest point in foaf+ssl, and why we need to get Mozilla to introduce features such as the one I discussed here:
> 
>  http://blogs.sun.com/bblfish/entry/identity_in_the_browser_firefox
> 
> This is not really complicated to do for them. But perhaps we need together to vote up this issue on their mozilla bug tracker.
> 
>   https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=396441
> 
> Or create a specialised one.
> 
> Henry
> 
> 
>> thanks
>> 
>> pa
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