[Haskell-cafe] SSL support for hackage and cabal

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Sun Nov 3 18:27:57 UTC 2013

Theres a Haskell-infrastructure team that is now managing much of the
community infrastructure, talk with them if you want to get involved.
they're often found on the #haskell-infrastructure irc channel on freenode
and they're amazingly responsive (despite being all volunteers)

On Sun, Nov 3, 2013 at 1:19 PM, Niklas Hambüchen <mail at nh2.me> wrote:

> On 03/11/13 17:49, Scott Lawrence wrote:
> > Even if you do expose the private key to other people, there's no way
> > for them to know that the administrator didn't also send it somewhere
> > else -- you can't prove that somebody hasn't duplicated information,
> > without making sure they don't have access to the information (which the
> > admin must).
> >
> > At the end of the day, trusting admins is what almost always happens.
> > The other route is for packages to be individually signed by developers.
> > As I recall, that's been explicitly discussed and informally rejected
> > here before, on the grounds that it makes the uploading process
> > significantly more cumbersome for many people.
> It is clear that putting HTTPS on the Hackage web site is the first step.
> Then comes cabal SSL support, and then maybe in the future the package
> signing.
> Once again, could we please just go ahead and push forward that the SSL
> certificate gets on the web server?
> As Jason Dagit said:
>    We do have folks assigned to putting the cert in place and
> configuring everything, they just need a bit more time
>    (More volunteers would help too, but that's longer term.)
> Who are the folks, and what needs more time?
> There seem to be a lot of volunteers around who would like to help (for
> example, I have asked for this multiple times over the last years and
> this thread shows that there are many more people interested in it).
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