[Security] TLS Certificates Verification

Dirk Meyer dmeyer at tzi.de
Tue Aug 19 12:26:32 CDT 2008


Greg Hudson wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-08-19 at 18:50 +0200, Dirk Meyer wrote:
>> Use case: I want to connect my media network using XMPP. I have a
>> set-top box (bot) and a mobile phone I want to use to control the
>> set-top box. Should I use a CA? Not a good idea.
>
> I'm not sure what kind of solution you're looking for here.  What
> distinguishes your mobile phone from someone else's?  You probably can't
> have strong authentication with zero configuration and zero human
> support.

Sure, I need some sort of human configuration. But if I can configure
both devices as "mine" they can interact.


Dirk

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