[Box Backup] Questions abut Certs
chris at qwirx.com
Wed Jun 30 12:00:33 BST 2010
On Wed, 30 Jun 2010, Chris Wilson wrote:
> To be honest the system is more secure if you run your own CA than if
> you let someone else sign client certificates for you. Also the common
> name must be completely under your control. I don't think GoDaddy will
> let you do what you need to do for this to work.
In retrospect I could have expressed that better:
* I think it should be OK to sign the *server* certificate with GoDaddy.
Give the GoDaddy end certificate (extracted from the CA bundle) to the
clients as serverCA.pem (to avoid chain verification issues).
* I don't think you can sign *client* certificates with GoDaddy because
they won't give you a signed certificate with a Common Name like BACKUP-4,
which is what bbstored needs. So you still need to create your own CA,
sign the client certificates with it, and put the generated clientCA.pem
onto the bbstored server.
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