[Haskell-cafe] [Security] Put haskell.org on https

Iustin Pop iusty at k1024.org
Sun Oct 28 19:16:11 CET 2012

On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 05:10:39PM +0100, Changaco wrote:
> On Sun, 28 Oct 2012 16:39:10 +0100 Iustin Pop wrote:
> > Sure, but I was talking about a proper certificate signed by a
> > well-known registrar, at which point the https client would default to
> > verify the signature against the system certificate store.
> It doesn't matter what kind of certificate the server uses since the
> client generally doesn't know about it, especially on first connection.
> Some programs remember the certificate between uses and inform you
> when it changes, but that's not perfect either.

The client doesn't have to know about it, if it can verify a chain of
trust via the system cert store, as I said above.


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