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Author Topic: Suggestion: bitcoin.org SSL cert from self-signed -> CAcert  (Read 1403 times)
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November 10, 2010, 12:05:28 PM
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I am aware that this feature request may be rather low priority, but I wanted to put it out here anyway. My suggestion is to switch from the current self-signed SSL certificate to one from CAcert. This way we have the benefit of working with a more widely accepted certificate (yesyes, still not in most main browsers, however still better than self-signed) and working with a more open approach to SSL certificates.

Especially when browsing bitcoin.org using Tor, I prefer to use SSL in order to prevent exit nodes from eavesdropping.
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November 10, 2010, 12:57:43 PM
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Why not use startssl instead of CAcert? At least the certificate would be trusted by default, and is still free

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March 13, 2011, 06:01:43 PM
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Why not just accept the self signed certificate?
Because any Man-in-the-Middle could create a self-signed cert.
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March 13, 2011, 09:04:27 PM
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Although one could trust the specific certificate which bitcoin.org uses, I think a CACert or startssl certificate would be really nice to have.

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March 13, 2011, 10:59:55 PM
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+1 for startssl Smiley

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