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sr #771: Use CAcert SSL certificates

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Fri 07 Oct 2005 01:07:38 AM UTC  
Votes:  411  
Category: OtherPriority: 3 - Low
Severity: 1 - WishStatus: Done
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Loic Dachary <loic>
Originator Email: -unavailable-Open/Closed: Closed
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Tue 17 Jun 2008 07:59:42 AM UTC, comment #11:

Great :)

Mathieu Roy <yeupou>
Site Administrator
Tue 17 Jun 2008 07:18:00 AM UTC, comment #10:

A certificate was purchased and installed today.

Loic Dachary <loic>
Site AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue 27 May 2008 08:25:12 PM UTC, comment #9:

Could someone please address this? IE7 now flashes in red as if the site is untrustworthy. Ditto for FF3. I'm at work now and our corporate proxy denies access any self-signed websites - I have to cleverly circumvent it just to get to this comment page. IMO it would be better to simply REMOVE the cert.

Wed 09 Apr 2008 03:05:13 PM UTC, comment #8:

Please, note that Firefox 3 from it's beta versions complains about an untrusted web site (because of the self signed certificate) and thus does not allow the user to access the web site, unless the user adds a security exception. In my opinion this leaves the user with less confidence in the security efforts made by and Firefox... .

Olivier Delhomme <dup>
Thu 09 Nov 2006 04:12:33 PM UTC, comment #7:

Any progress on this?

Mathieu Roy <yeupou>
Site Administrator
Mon 24 Apr 2006 08:42:06 AM UTC, comment #6:

I will deal with this.

Loic Dachary <loic>
Site AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Thu 20 Apr 2006 06:30:28 AM UTC, comment #5:

I would like to express my support for providing CAcert SSL certificate in favor of a self signed certificate.

There are efforts being made to include the certificate in Free Software browsers and I'd like to add this link for reference:

I believe current versions of Firefox include this certificate increasing the trust users have toward the certificate of this site as compared to the current self signed certificate.

David Ayers <ayers>
Sun 05 Mar 2006 10:49:20 PM UTC, comment #4:

pain in the ass ;)

Lucas Nussbaum <lnu>
Sun 05 Mar 2006 10:28:00 PM UTC, comment #3:

a PITA? A pity :) ?

Mathieu Roy <yeupou>
Site Administrator
Sun 05 Mar 2006 09:06:36 PM UTC, comment #2:

He probably means SSL certificates, yes. I use CACert myself for, but I'm not a CACert assurer yet so the certificates I generate are only valid for 6 months, which is a PITA.

Lucas Nussbaum <lnu>
Mon 10 Oct 2005 10:07:18 AM UTC, comment #1:

The certificates login option would implies many issues (the first one, how sure is the certificate?).

For the other certificates, do you mean SSL certificates?

Mathieu Roy <yeupou>
Site Administrator
Fri 07 Oct 2005 01:07:38 AM UTC, original submission:

CAcert is a community-driven certificate authority which issues certificates for free.

CAcert is widely used, with over 37000 verified users, and over 71000 issued certificates, especially by the opensource and free software communities, making it ideal for use on your site.

CAcert certificates can promote better security to your users since the certificates are issued by a third-party organization at no additional cost.

Please consider this option, since it would make many of us paranoid geeks and CAcert enthusiasts happy :)

Also, you might want to consider adding the certificate login option to your site, enabling users to perform single-sign-on on their browsers and navigating through your site with certificate-based authentication requiring no manual login.

Evaldo Gardenali



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