[twill] Twill and SSL client authientication support
julien.gilli at gmail.com
Sun Sep 18 14:33:25 PDT 2005
On 9/18/05, Titus Brown <titus at caltech.edu> wrote:
> I honestly don't know much about this use of SSL! How would it work
> from a Web browser? I've never needed a client certificate before.
Basically, you get a certificate (stored in a file) from a certification
authority. It is added to a keystore that stores your private and public
keys along with your certificate.
Whenever a web site wants to authenticate you using a client certificate, a
dialog pops up asking you to choose which certificate you would like to use
Every modern web browser is able to do this.
As a employee of a company that develops a PKI which uses a web user
interface, i use client side authentificatin daily.
if it's just a matter of writing a few interface functions then
> it'd be easy.
Basically, what we need is a set of command like the following (this list is
not complete) :
* changeClientCert(client_cert) : change the client certificate used to
authenticate for the next client authentication request. Using null as
client_cert is like using no certificate to authenticate.
* addCertToKeystore(cert) : add a certificate to the key store
Twill could have his own keystore or use the one provided by the different
I expect it would be relatively easy to add commands to retrieve, parse,
> and check the server certificate.
I think so. I'm currently trying evaluate the best solution to setup an
automated web testing framework in our company, and i could implement this
if we choose Twill.
Thank you very much for your insights.
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