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From "Mark Thomas (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (INFRA-3991) Request for code signing certificate
Date Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:20:12 GMT

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Mark Thomas commented on INFRA-3991:

I can confirm that we can integrate the code signing with our build processes. I have done
this with a custom Ant task. Projects that use other build technologies (e.g. Maven) should
find it fairly simple to write an equivalent plug-in.

The next steps are to get cost details from Symantec for the VP Infra to review. If those
are approved I will go ahead and start getting the production service set up. Initially I
will be doing this for the Apache Commons (for the Commons Daemon binaries) and Apache Tomcat
(for the Tomcat Windows installer) PMCs. I want to make sure that the signing certificates
are set up the way we want them before rolling this out to other interested PMCs.

While all that admin is being done, I plan to clean up and document my hacked up custom Ant
task and put it somewhere where other projects can make use of it.

> Request for code signing certificate
> ------------------------------------
>                 Key: INFRA-3991
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-3991
>             Project: Infrastructure
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>            Reporter: Scott Deboy
>            Assignee: Mark Thomas
> The Logging Services project provides a WebStart-deployed Swing application, Chainsaw.
 To deploy Chainsaw via WebStart and take advantage of all of its features, the jars that
are downloaded must be signed by a code signing certificate which has been signed by a trusted
root CA.
> It would seem to me it would make sense to have this code signing certificate and associated
keys managed by the ASF and not be a project-specific certificate, so other projects could
take advantage of the same resources.  If you feel it makes more sense to get Logging Services
its own code signing certificate that is managed by the PMC, I'm fine with that as well -
I would just like the issue to be resolved.
> I assume if this resource were an ASF-wide resource, the keys and certificate would be
managed by infra.  If so, I'm not sure what workflow infra would like to use - maybe a jira
issue with release candidate jars and pgp info, and signed jars could be added back to the
same jira?  We don't release often, so just let us know what you would like.
> Our needs are relatively simple, and I understand others may have more complex needs.
 PMC members or the RM could manage self-signed certificates and 'get by', but I would rather
have an official code signing cert provided by ASF itself.

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