[Members] [Fwd: [Operators] XMPP ICA update]

Arc Riley arcriley at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 11:04:34 CDT 2009


StarCom is, and has, offered class 1 certificates for free.  These
certificates only verify valid domain ownership, not the identity of the
person or organization claiming to own it.

So apparently they will just be expanding their free certificate offering
from web and mail to xmpp as well.



On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 11:59 AM, Nicolas Vérité <nicolas.verite at gmail.com>wrote:

> Sorry, I don't undertand all the implications:
> Does this mean that the XSF will stop distributing free ICA? (I understand
> so)
> Will StarCom charge for their CA? (how much?)
> Will the process be simplified for admins worlwide? (should we
> document more/better?)
>
> I do understand that we still encourage other CA to do XMPP also:
> Have you heard of such CA? (will there be real competition?)
>
> And last but not least:
> Can we draw figures of self-signed certificates before, and really
> ICA/CA signed after, in order to compare and have an idea of the
> success of this operation? (even simple figures, personnal estimations
> with 50% error would fit)
>
>
>
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