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From "Henry Story (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (CLEREZZA-490) WebProxy agent should identify itself with admin WebID
Date Thu, 07 Apr 2011 16:54:05 GMT
WebProxy agent should identify itself with admin WebID
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                 Key: CLEREZZA-490
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CLEREZZA-490
             Project: Clerezza
          Issue Type: Improvement
            Reporter: Henry Story


The WebProxy makes requests to other servers which may be other WebID enabled servers that
may request the identity of the user. What identity should the server use if it needs to identity
itself?

Initially at least, and for sake of simplicity,  I think that agent should be the administrator
- ie /user/admin/profile#me . The public key should be the one with which the SSL session
is started.  That key will be CA signed usually. It will be easy to use that certificate+private
key to build a self signed certificate for WebID authentication, on WebProxy startup. The
public key should then be added to the admin user's profile, (and removed when that profile
is changed).
 
This should also reduce certain number of exceptions being thrown when the server connects
to itself via ssl. In fact when it does connect to itself, the connection should be a non
encrypted ssl connection.



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