openPGP vs x509
Per Tunedal Casual
pt at radvis.nu
Tue Apr 13 22:05:52 CEST 2004
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At 19:59 2004-04-13, you wrote:
>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
It would be far better to create my own certificates for my company. I
would be more reliable than any free Thawte certs.
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