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CACert Presentation


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A talk on the CACert certification authority I gave to the Triangle Linux Users Group ( ) back in May 2006. CACert is currently undergoing a bunch of changes so there's no guarantee how up to date this is or will remain.

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CACert Presentation

  1. 1. CACert Tanner Lovelace Triangle Linux Users Group 11/May/2006
  2. 2. Outline What is SSL and why do we need it? What is a Certificate Authority? What is CACert? How does CACert verify identity? How do I use CACert? Conclusion and Mass Assurance
  3. 3. How Does the Web Work? Client-server No verification or encryption (in standard model)
  4. 4. Problems with Standard Web Susceptible to eavesdropping Man-in-the-middle (i.e. transparent proxies)
  5. 5. The Web with SSL Encryption of Traffic Verification of Identity