Does your Certifying Authority have a clue who you are? Do they care?

Mark Foster mark at
Fri Dec 5 18:14:48 UTC 2003

Valdis.Kletnieks at wrote:
> On Fri, 05 Dec 2003 10:26:33 CST, Adi Linden said:
>>>So what does the PKI actually buy you that using a throwaway self-signed cert
>>>doesn't provide?
>>No popup box on the browser asking to accept the certificate.
> "Pay us $1,000 or we'll annoy your users with popups".

The CA does not popup a warning. It is the browser or client application 
that does this.

=> Mark Foster <mark at>

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