[Operators] [Fwd: [StartSSL-WoT] Microsoft ships StartCom CA root]

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Mon Sep 28 18:24:13 CDT 2009


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On 9/27/09 1:04 PM, Jonathan Schleifer wrote:
> Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
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>> FYI. This is good news for people who deploy XMPP software on Windows
>> (not that StartCom is the only CA that folks can use on the XMPP
>> network, naturally!).
> 
>> /psa
> 
> The more interesting part is if they will ship the same root CA that is
> used for the XMPP certs. I remember that even Firefox complained about
> certs from the XMPP ICA, or is this fixed now? (Sorry, didn't have one
> for a long time, when it didn't work properly in Firefox, I went back
> to CACert).

First, I think that bug was fixed in Firefox a long time ago.

Second, the ICA is going away. Instead, StartCom will issue XMPP certs
just as it currently issues web certs or any other certs. So all of
those certificates will be issued from the same root.

Peter

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Peter Saint-Andre
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