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From PA <petite.abei...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Authentication - Best practice
Date Wed, 12 Jan 2005 12:20:29 GMT

On Jan 12, 2005, at 13:04, Nikola Milutinovic wrote:

> SSL is encryption using asymetric+symetric encryption. Asymetric is  
> used for the initial handshake/negotiation (usually RSA) and symmetric  
> is for the channel traffic encryption (usually 3DES).

You can also use TLS for authentication purpose with client side  
certificates.

Talking of X509, the Sun JVM comes with an handy (albeit private)  
package to generate your own self-signed certificates: check  
sun.security.x509.

Here is a pretty much self-contained usage example:

http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/zoe/ZOE/Applications/ZOE/ 
KeyManager.java?view=markup

Which is used by this application:

http://zoe.nu/

Cheers,

--
PA
http://alt.textdrive.com/


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