[Modules] Using OpenPGP for server and client authentication?

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos nmav at gnutls.org
Mon Feb 15 13:56:31 EST 2010

Daniel Clark wrote:
> Issue 0000096: mod_gnutls does not accept client OpenPGP certificates
> which have no expiration  - http://issues.outoforder.cc/view.php?id=96
> - seems to suggest that there is some way either converting OpenPGP
> keys into pkcs12 (.p12) for import into web browsers or a web browser
> plugin similar to the one used by http://www.gpgauth.com that would
> allow one to log in to a web site using the private key located on the
> computer a user owns (in conjunction with apache + mod_gnutls or
> another web server using gnutls running on the server); but I've been
> unable to find any other documentation on that, or even indication
> that it is possible.
> Is there some way of doing this someone could expound upon?

No it cannot be done. The popular Web clients do not support openpgp
authentication, nor openpgp keys.


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