playing with cryptography...
ramon.loureiro at upf.edu
Fri May 2 10:50:37 CEST 2008
Charly Avital escribió:
> Ramon Loureiro wrote the following on 5/2/08 3:52 AM:
>> I just have ask for an email certificate to thawte.com thinking that
>> it's handled like a GPG signature (I thought that I'll have something
>> like a GPG certified signature)
>> Now I have the certificate.... I have installed it in Explorer and
>> Firefox...-by the way, I don't understand why it is associated to the
>> browser and not to the email program-
>> I'm certified... but I don't know what can I do with this or how can
>> apply to my emails?
>> Once again, excuse my ignorance.
> Thawte's certificates can be used both for signing and for encrypting,
> using S/MIME, and they are not at all like gpg keys.
> Your correspondent also must be using S/MIME to be able to verify your
> signature, and to decrypt/encrypt using those certificates.
> gpg 2.* is S/MIME compliant.
> You should be able to import into Thunderbird the e-mail certificate
> that was issued to you by Thawte: go to Account Settings/Security, and
> try to use the available options.
I think I've got it!
(This msg should be MIME-signed with a Thawte certificationx)
> As far as I am concerned, there's no ignorance here to be excused. I am
> an ignorant empirical user, and I may be as ignorant, or more than most
> of this list's learned members.
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