PKI and xmpp
stpeter at stpeter.im
Wed Feb 16 19:54:58 EST 2011
On 2/16/11 5:51 PM, Luke Schierer wrote:
> At work today, there was an announcement that in a few months the
> jabber server there will require users to use an x509 certificate to
> log in. I know momentim supports this, but that UI sucks. Has
> anyone looked into this?
I understand that Psi has support for client-side certs, but it might
not be exposed in the UI. Swift might also support it (I expect it does,
or will soon).
> Do any public jabber servers even have x509
> as an authentication option?
Not that I know of, but perhaps we could add that at jabber.org.
I rather like the idea of password-less login, but the key management
issues are a challenge for 99.94% of users.
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