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Re: Managing SSL certificates

On Sun, Oct 16, 2005 at 11:00:53AM -0400, sean finney wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 16, 2005 at 03:59:17PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > Such a tool would be very nice, and not just because of the cruft they
> > leave behind -- many packages currently support SSL connections; some
> > automatically generate a self-signed certificate upon installation,
> > others leave that to the admin. Some use debconf to ask information for
> > the certificate (or to warn that a certificate has to be generated
> > before SSL will be enabled), some don't.
> > 
> > A unified API to clean up this mess would be very interesting.
> i would suggest that in addition to supplying an api, it would be
> very helpful to provide all the debconf templates and maintainer
> script logic as well.

I see that as part of the API, but you're of course right :-)

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