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  CAcert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robot CA CAcert automatically signs certificates for email addresses controlled by the requester and for domains for which certain addresses (such as "hostmaster@example.com") are controlled by the requester.
CAcert sponsers key signing parties, especially at big events such as CeBIT.
As of 2005, certificates issued by CAcert are not as useful as certificates issued by commercial CAs such as VeriSign, because most web browsers do not distribute CAcert's root certificate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/CAcert   (406 words)

 O'Reilly Network Weblogs: CAcert: Digital certificates become free
CAcert's marketing/PR director Adam Butler also put a long article in the June 2004 issue of Usenix's magazine ;login: to explain their approach to security and their progress toward acceptance.
CAcert's resourceful Australian originators took a hard look at the infrastructure that's really necessary to operate a Certificate Authority, and found that it was fairly small.
To judge CAcert fairly requires us to go beyond the accepted industry standards, to decide what we really want in a Certificate Authority, and to carry out the traditional analysis of risk, threat, and response that Schneier and others tell us to do whenever we deal with security issues.
www.oreillynet.com /lpt/wlg/5142   (893 words)

 UKUUG 2005 Linux Technical Conference
CAcert assurance is an identity verification process where one CAcert member verifies the identity of another.
Getting CAcert assured in the UK is difficult as there are only 35 or so registered assurers so far.
We will have a few CAcert assurers available during the conference, along with forms, information and other requirements to enable people to both be assured and to assure others there.
www.ukuug.org /events/linux2005/cacert   (451 words)

 TriNetre - The Third Eye: October 06, 2004 Archives
A logical constrain that CACert places is that the uid for the keys it signs should have the same name as in user's CACert account.
Now the problem is that CACert does not check whether the uids associated with a key is revoked or not.
CAcert is a certification program which is very similar to Thawte's.
www.srijith.net /trinetre/archives/2004/10/06.shtml   (687 words)

 Stichting NLnet; Holland tops CAcert Assurers list   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
CAcert assurers were active during the Dutch Perl Workshop, last February.
As a result, another 14 CAcert assurers were added to the already relatively large number of assurers in the Netherlands.
This growth was enough to push the USA from the first position in the "per country" list, although that head position lasted only for one day.
www.nlnet.nl /project/cacert/20050316-dpw.html   (91 words)

 NewsForge | CAcert certificates offer free security
CAcert currently offers three types of certificates: one for client-side/email applications, another for server-side deployments, and a third for digitally signing distributable applications such as installers.
CAcert's process of signing your certificate is the same one done by commercial vendors, but it's free of charge.
CAcert is not included as a certificate authority in browser distributions.
software.newsforge.com /software/05/01/17/2140242.shtml?tid=78&tid=13   (1116 words)

 NewsForge | CAcert root included in Nokia 770
CAcert is a certification authority based in Australia that is issuing free SSL certificates worldwide for individuals and organizations.
CAcert operates a worldwide network of more than 4000 Assurers who are verifying the identies according to the 4 eyes principle, to have a high level of verification.
Meanwhile CAcert is currently undergoing intensive audits by Mozilla and three other auditors to be included into the major browsers.
technology.newsforge.com /newsvac/05/11/24/0344206.shtml   (264 words)

 CAcert NEWS Blog » Information
One of the main goals of CAcert was to be included in major browsers and CAcert continues to actively pursue other vendors such as Opera, Mozilla and Microsoft to be included as part of their browsers.
CAcert is a community certification authority that issues free SSL certificates worldwide for individuals and organisations, and CAcert aims to enable better privacy for the Internet.
In part the reason CAcert exists is because very early on I realised how much a waste of time many of the security features that existed in the devices at the time (and even now still to a large extent).
blog.cacert.org /?cat=4   (1122 words)

 CAcert NEWS Blog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
CAcert Web of Trust signing Party at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Zürich (HGKZ) next Thursday, 9th of February 2006 12:30 - 13:30h in the main building, room Nr.
We (CAcert Inc) can put funding toward this to cover flights, transfers to and from the airport and hotel accomodation during the Expo.
Any questions or for further information please email me directly, but there needs to be a decision made on this as soon as possible to ensure people that fly in will have a place to stay etc close to the conference.
blog.cacert.org   (978 words)

 The Central Ohio Linux User Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Please review the CAcert site for a more formal discussion as to how and why this is a desirable thing.
Bottom line is: it breaks the monopoly of the commercial and governmental 'Certificate Authorities' ("CA") to issue generally accepted 'Assured' with a 'recognized' external CA for mainstream web-browsers.
Join the CAcert general mailing list for specific questions on the program, or the general COLUG list for local logistic and meeting time notifications.
www.colug.net /cacert   (814 words)

 What about cacert-certificates?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
cacert is a non-commercial organisation giving out ssl-certs.
At the moment, the cacert-root-cert is not part of any browser, but I know that there are discussions at mozilla if they should include it.
I think cacert is a good thing to have also a free ca-structure for free software, so it might be a good idea to use cacert-signed ssl-certificates.
mail.fsfeurope.org /pipermail/web/2004-October/000841.html   (179 words)

 CACert at protocol7
CACert is a community for issuing certficates for free.
The only main issue with CACert right now is that the CACert root certificate is not included in the main products (Windows, IE, Mozilla) yet.
CACert has a CPS in progress, see http://www.cacert.org/cps.php.
www.protocol7.com /archives/2005/09/06/cacert   (282 words)

 CAcert Users, CAcert Meetups, events, clubs and groups in your area - Meetup.com
CAcert Users, CAcert Meetups, events, clubs and groups in your area - Meetup.com
46 CAcert Users, friends, and people who want to learn more.
Meet other local CAcert users and assurers to discuss how to promote its use and get assured.
cacert.meetup.com   (41 words)

 Srijith's CACert Web of Trust Page
CACert's services are very similar to that offered by Thawte's Web of Trust.
Another import difference between CAcert and Thawte is that Thawte's root-certificate is included as a trusted root certificate in almost every operating system and e-mail program.
In the email please inform me of your CACert ID. Your CACert ID normally consists of your e-mail address, or possibly a number such as CC-XXXX-1 (where CC is a country code).
www.srijith.net /cert   (596 words)

 Jacco de Leeuw's Thawte and CAcert Web of Trust pagina
Only when a user manually adds CAcert's root-certificate to his computer, there will be no warning displayed.
Another difference is that for CAcert you do not have to hand me a photocopy of your ID document.
Certificates issued by Thawte and CAcert are NOT "qualified certificates" in the sense of the Dutch law.
www.jacco2.dds.nl /cert/english.html   (1428 words)

 Financial Cryptography: Tracking Reputation - CACert
CACert also has an issue with privacy and databases that I haven't quite worked out.
CACert's web of trust is quite prone to attack, in that you can take the same (potentially forged) id to many different assurers, become an assurer yourself and start assuring bogus identities after that.
With CACert, their identity card choice is stronger than other CAs because CACert does face-to-face meetings and checks 'government issued ID' whereas most other CAs take paperwork that is faxed to them.
www.financialcryptography.com /mt/archives/000451.html   (2352 words)

 CAcert - What The Wiki?!
CAcert ist building a Certificate Authority (CA) based on the Web of Trust principle and tries to get their Root Cert in commonly used browsers.
So you should be able to assure yourself and collect enough trust points to be able to have your name stated on your certificate and even to do Assurances already at the WTH by yourself.
There are a lot of CAcert assures at WTH to assure others.
wiki.whatthehack.org /WTW/index.php/Cacert   (1280 words)

 Ben Pollinger's pages [CAcert Assurer]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
If you would like to meet to have your CAcert ID notarised (and perhaps your PGP key signed or Thawte ID assured), please get in touch.
In the long term, CAcert hope to get their root certificate installed in the major browsers.
CAcert is a non-profit organisation, only established in July 2003.
www.pollinger.fslife.co.uk /cacert.html   (397 words)

 CAcert: Digital certificates become free
This is exactly the situation for which CACert was created: an independent programmer or organization wants to get certification and doesn't want to pay the fees charged by major certification companies.
But CACert is not accepted as a certificate authority by major browsers.
CACert can't tell me whether I can trust both his programming skill and his good intentions.
www.onlamp.com /pub/wlg/5142   (1284 words)

 CAcert | brianpuccio.net
I am a CAcert assurer with 150 points.
Install CAcert's root certificate (note: if you want to use CAcert with MS Outlook, make sure you install the root certificate using IE!).
Click "CAcert Web of Trust" in the right navigation and then click "A4 - WoT Form" or "US - WoT Form" depending on what paper size you prefer, then print out the form.
brianpuccio.net /cacert   (523 words)

 CACert Root SSL Certificate - MozillaZine Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
I believe, after reviewing and using first hand, the CACert Certificate Authority system, I find this system to be fabulous.
I can only see Cacert as a benfit to which should be implemented into Mozilla, which will be another YET needed feature over Internet explorere and just something which will benfit the community at large.
I hope to see more support for a non-profit organisation like cacert that offer's services that usually cost a 'arm and leg' to companies in demand.
forums.mozillazine.org /viewtopic.php?t=14680   (563 words)

 CAcert - What The Wiki?!
The CACert assurance party saturday was a big succes.
CAcert is a Non-Profit Certificate Authority (an association based in Sidney Australia); an alternative to the commercial CAs where you can obtain free digital X.509 certificates for client (e-mail) and server (ssl,https) applications.
CAcert works with a trust point system representing your level of trust in the WoT.
wiki.whatthehack.org /WTW/index.php/CAcert   (1280 words)

 CaCertSsl < Sysadmin < Indymedia Documentation Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Also if you want to ask more general stuff about CAcert then there is #cacert on irc.cacert.org and the CAcert wiki and the CAcert lists.
Be sure to run this script in the encrypted directory where the secret key will be kept — generating it on an unencrypted partition and then moving it is not a good idea because it could be recovered.
Duane from CACert has replied to imc-tech to a suggestion for using Subroot certs, see also the CAcert wiki SubRoot page.
docs.indymedia.org /view/Sysadmin/CaCertSsl   (2005 words)

 CAcert - McCaskill Family
My wife and I are CAcert assurers capable of giving 35 points each for a total of 70 points.
We will scan in the completed forms and email them to you after we enter the assertions into the CAcert web site.
You should receive email from CAcert after we have entered the assertions and you can immedately request your certificates through their web site.
www.mccaskillfamily.net /cacert.html   (181 words)

 Paul J. Lucas's Mac Mini: Configuring SSL certificates
You can get a certificate from one of the widely known certificate authorities such as Thawte or Verisign and mail clients will accept them without warning, but such a certificate costs hundreds of dollars.
This means that using a certificate signed by CAcert is no better than using a self-signed certificate in that client software will still issue a warning and you'll still have to click OK (unless you import the certificate).
However, CAcert is working towards getting their root certificate shipped with most client software.
homepage.mac.com /pauljlucas/personal/macmini/certs.html   (679 words)

 Digital Certificates become free
If you are looking to have your web browser trust our certificates, please install our root certificate.
CAcert's goal is to promote awareness and education on computer security through the use of encryption, specifically with the X.509 family of standards.
Everyone should have the right to security and to protect their privacy, not just those looking to run ecommerce sites.
geekswithblogs.net /tpatel/archive/2004/07/06/7673.aspx   (502 words)

 Mozilla CA Certificate Policy (1.0 Release Candidate) - MozillaZine Talkback
The CAcert organization is looking at the preliminary review of its documentation against a checklist developed from the WebTrust criteria (but organized differently).
It is now up to CAcert to determine if they wish to revise their documentation (which may be necessary in light of late changes to Hecker's policy), proceed to an on-site review, seek an alternative review process, etc.
You must be a MozillaZine member to post (note that this is not the same as forum membership).
www.mozillazine.org /talkback.html?article=6485   (463 words)

 Installing the Digital Certificate in Netscape   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The user can hold down the Shift key and left-click on the link, or right-click on the link and choose the "Save Link As…" option from the pop-up menu, or left-click on the link to view the certificate and then choose "Save" from the "File" menu at the top of the Navigator window.
It is important to note that the certificate must be saved with the filename extension ".cacert".
Step 3.1 — If Netscape does not recognize the cacert file as a certificate, then it must be made to interpret the extension as such.
groups.csail.mit.edu /graphics/vrmlTracer/installCertificate.html   (621 words)

 CAcert NEWS Blog
Februar 2006, um 19:30, treffen wir uns in den Räumen des CCC Hamburg und authentifizieren Interessierte.

I will be manning the booth for CAcert at the ApacheCon 2005 US meeting in San Diego.

Weand#8217;ve been offered a booth and so we are looking for a couple of people to sit on it.
my.rsscache.com /blog.cacert.org/wp-rss2.php   (1144 words)

 SwapSimple - Help for "Security Certificate Warning"
A Trusted Root Certificate is a SSL certificate that various well known organizations (such as CACert, Verisign, etc...) can use to sign some other certificate (or any other file, actually) and indicate that the information in that certificate is accurate.
If the browser knows the about the certificate of the CA, then it can check the signature on our server certificate and, in turn, verify that the web pages you receive are encrypted using our certificate and not someone elses.
Unfortunately many browsers don't come configured with CACert's root certificate, so they (correctly) issue warnings when visiting a site that uses CACert issued certificates.
www.swapsimple.com /help_popup.jsp?category=cert   (523 words)

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