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CAcert and Openmoko

CACert is utilized and deployed by OpenMoko on multiple systems.

Openmoko IT Infrastructure

On our Infrastructure we deploy CAcert Certificates on all SSL services.

Many systems have a x509 certificate signed by the CAcert class 3 Root Certificate http://www.cacert.org/index.php?id=3

Client Support

To make full use of the CA Certs your client software has to now about the Root Certificate. Depending on the client you use there will be a popup telling you about security concerns or in worst case will fail entirely.

Integrating the Root Certs to your Application is the best way to archive more reliable encryption.

Applications where you might want to import the root certificates are:

  • Webbrowser
  • Mailclients
  • svn (svn over https/DAV)
  • jabber clients
  • system wide
    • some Linux Distributions supoort /etc/ssl/certs
    • on Mac OSX use the Keychain to add Root Certs to X509Anchors

Common Problems

  • vhost webserver
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CAcert and Openmoko

CACert is utilized and deployed by OpenMoko on multiple systems.

Openmoko IT Infrastructure

On our Infrastructure we deploy CAcert Certificates on all SSL services.

Many systems have a x509 certificate signed by the CAcert class 3 Root Certificate http://www.cacert.org/index.php?id=3

Client Support

To make full use of the CA Certs your client software has to now about the Root Certificate. Depending on the client you use there will be a popup telling you about security concerns or in worst case will fail entirely.

Integrating the Root Certs to your Application is the best way to archive more reliable encryption.

Applications where you might want to import the root certificates are:

  • Webbrowser
  • Mailclients
  • svn (svn over https/DAV)
  • jabber clients
  • system wide
    • some Linux Distributions supoort /etc/ssl/certs
    • on Mac OSX use the Keychain to add Root Certs to X509Anchors

Common Problems

  • vhost webserver