openPGP vs x509
JPClizbe at comcast.net
Tue Apr 13 19:59:33 CEST 2004
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Per Tunedal Casual wrote:
> At 20:34 2004-04-07, Werner Koch wrote:
> >For a casual user it is far easier to create a PGP key than an X.509
> >key/certificate. You can instantly do this with OpenPGP tools (ssh is
> >similar) whereas you have to go into lengthy discussions with OpenSSL
> >to create even just a self-signed certificate containing a usable
> >email attribute.
> OT? I have been looking for tools to make self-signed X.509 but haven't
> found any. Do you have any hints? Links?
> Rational: some people refuse using PGP-encryption/signing.
> Per Tunedal
Why not just obtain a free cert from Thawte or CA Cert?
That would certainly be less work than creating your own CA for a
self-signed X.509 cert.
John P. Clizbe Inet: JPClizbe(a)comcast DOT nyet
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traveled. I chose to cut through the woods."
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