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RE: Client certificates.

From: Sander Striker <striker_at_apache.org>
Date: 2002-08-01 20:36:54 CEST

> Are you planning on using the config file to figure out what
> certs should be used, what CAs to trust, etc?
> OpenSSL already has a (complex) configuration mechanism of its
> own; maybe we can set up a trusted CA inside ~/.subversion, and
> do things that way? This may sound like more trouble than it's
> worth, but building our own PKI would be pretty complicated.

Let's not confuse things here. We need:

a) a means to hand neon a client certificate if the server asks
   for one;

b) verify the servers certificate.

These can be implemented seperately. AFAIK Dan Berlin is taking
on a. b is going to be a bit tougher. Brians suggestion
to reuse webbrowser cert stores is a nice one (especially on


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