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Stef Walter
Day Saturday
Room AW1.105
Capacity 48
Start time 16:30
End time 17:00
Duration 00:30
Track Security & hardware crypto devroom

How to store Trust

How to store Trust: Trust assertions in PKCS#11

In order to provide a usable foundation for crypto on the desktop, the various crypto libraries need a way of accessing common information about the user's preferences with regard to certificates and 'trust'.

"Trust Assertions" provide a way to represent certificate authority anchors, 'pinned' certificate exceptions, revocation lists, and other bits of trust information. A common method of accessing this information is missing from the open source desktop.

We will show how we can make this information available through PKCS#11, so the user's applications (regardless of crypto library) can act consistently when making trust decisions.

We'll present one solution, but more importantly: kick start progress in this area and discuss how we can move forward together.

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