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From: Chris Browne <cbbrowne(at)acm(dot)org>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: TODO: GNU TLS
Date: 2007-01-01 22:07:47
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jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com ("Joshua D. Drake") writes:
>> The reason I wanted to use PGP is that I already have a PGP key. X.509
>> certificates are far too complicated (a certificate authority is a
>> useless extra step in my case).
> Complete side note but one feature that I brought up to my team a
> potentially useful would be to allow the use of ssh keys for
> authentication.
> SSH keys are far more prevalent, and they are understood even at the
> medium corporate level.

I haven't discussed this with Afilias folk, but that sure sounds like
an excellent thing to me.  ssh keys are already in widespread use for
other forms of authentication; this seems an excellent re-use.

X.509 might be nice, too, eventually; ssh keys would be immediately
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