[foaf-protocols] Thoughts about FOAF+SSL and Flash/AS3

Story Henry henry.story at bblfish.net
Wed Jun 24 18:26:42 CEST 2009

Great research Mario !

That gives me energy to continue with even more determination on my  
foaf+ssl world tour! :-) [1]


[1] http://blogs.sun.com/bblfish/entry/the_foaf_ssl_world_tour

On 24 Jun 2009, at 18:04, Mario Volke wrote:

> Hello,
> I did some research about how to create a FOAF-SSL workflow without  
> the
> keygen-tag or any server-side scripts,
> but by only staying within a running Flash application. This question
> came up from my project Origo (http://www.origo-client.com)
> which has a Flash user interface to manage and browse foaf profiles.
> Using the keygen-tag means to break the user experience because the  
> user
> would have
> to leave the Flash application.
> I have now some ideas how certificate generation and installation  
> could
> work totally within Flash
> but I haven't tried or implemented it, yet:
> - generate a valid certificate within Flash/AS3 (maybe as3crypto could
> help, http://code.google.com/p/as3crypto/)
> - create a "data URI" with the generated certificate
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_URI_scheme)
> - call the data URI with the AS3-method navigateToUrl()
> (http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14192.html#geturl)
> - every modern browser should now be able to install the certificate
> As I've already said, I haven't tried it yet and I'm not 100% sure if
> this really works.
> Any comments are welcome.
> Mario
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