> From: Christian Hilberg <hilb...@kernelconcepts.de>
> Hi again,
> On Wednesday 04 August 2010 Christian Hilberg wrote:
>> On Wednesday, 04 August 2010, Matthew Barnes wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2010-08-04 at 16:03 +0200, Christian Hilberg wrote:
>>>> Is there any good alternative to using libsoup which makes use of NSS?
>>>> We're pretty much depending on the (mostly) working NSS infrastructure
>>>> for PKCS #11 and token handling for certificate based client auth.
>>> That I don't know.  You might want to ask the libsoup maintainer, Dan
>>> Winship (d...@gnome.org).
>> [x] done. I've posted to the libsoup list, see [1]. Maybe we can dig up
>> something useful there.

FWIW, gnutls is working on PKCS#11 support. The first bits have been
added and I've been working with the gnutls maintainers on some of the
remaining parts. I believe libsoup will start using this in the near future.

> I also do not like the idea of adding yet another dependency to some other
> HTTP lib which has NSS support (like libcurl) too much, but which other
> options do we have? If we used libcurl, then we needed to provide our own
> packaged version which will be linked against NSS, since most distros ship
> only openssl/gnutls variants.

You might be interested in the talk that I gave at GUADEC which
addresses this and outlines our current effort to make things like
client certificates and key storage work far simply and reliably across



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