1993-09-07 - Re: Who generates AOCE keys?

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From: “Christian D. Odhner” <cdodhner@indirect.com>
To: collins@newton.apple.com (Scott Collins)
Message Hash: 623ce497c44e519b4dda639edefa831eb8121f93241b0b5014ec28799561a9ad
Message ID: <199309072054.AA27320@indirect.com>
Reply To: <9309071843.AA27927@newton.apple.com>
UTC Datetime: 1993-09-07 21:01:44 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 7 Sep 93 14:01:44 PDT

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From: "Christian D. Odhner" <cdodhner@indirect.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 93 14:01:44 PDT
To: collins@newton.apple.com (Scott Collins)
Subject: Re: Who generates AOCE keys?
In-Reply-To: <9309071843.AA27927@newton.apple.com>
Message-ID: <199309072054.AA27320@indirect.com>
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Scott Colins writes:

> In the software I used (as recently as last Thursday) the keys are
> _absolutely_, _positively_ generated locally.  Subsequently the public key
> can be mailed automagically to RSADSI to be incorporated into a certificate
> which is returned to you.  The latest version of RIPEM Mac uses the same
> procedure for the same functionality.

Well, what keeps people from makeing keys with somebody else's name/user
id on them and sending them in to be certified? Where is the
authentication from the key certifier's point of view?

Just wondering.
Happy Hunting, -Chris.

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