My work on Seahorse

During the next GNOME release cycle I hope to work more on x509
certificates in GNOME. No promises, but I'd like to announce what I'm
working on so that there's no overlap with other's work and obviously if
anyone has ideas...

I'd like to make a GNOME certificate store (similar to what Windows and
Mac OSX provide) which libraries like NSS, gnutls and others plug into.
This will allow certificates to be shared between applications.

I've looked at PKCS #11 which seems is a standard for this sort of thing.

I hope to store the private keys in the user's gnome-keyring and
protected them with the keyring password. A PKCS #11 module provided by
gnome-keyring would plug into epiphany, firefox, evolution etc...

Nate Nielsen

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