openPGP vs x509

Per Tunedal Casual pt at
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.
Per Tunedal

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