CAcert Blog is fully X.509 enabled

The CAcert-Blog is now fully X509 enabled.
From never visited the site before and using a named certificate you can, with one click (log in), register for the site and have author status ready to write your own contribution.

If you only have a WoT unnamed certificate you can write your article and it will be spam controlled by the PR people (aka editors).

If you had a contributor account and haven’t posted anything yet you have been downgraded to a subscriber (no comment or write a post access) with all the other spammers. The good news is once you log in with a certificate you get upgraded to the correct status just as if you’d registered.

There is no password authentication any more. The time taken to make sure both behaved reliably was not possible in the time the admins had available.

Please ignore the big blog upgrade notice – we are using Debian security maintained packages and don’t need a WordPress upgrade.

So get to it – write something interesting.
[Edits thanks to Henrik Heigl]

5 thoughts on “CAcert Blog is fully X.509 enabled

  1. iang

    guys, on a browser that is NOT enabled with the CAcert root, the display of the blog now mucks up. My guess is the style sheet has failed. Might it be because it is in https hard coded link? It possibly could be done in relative mode as /stylesheet ? just speculating, this is what I found on my blog.

    Of course, whether the blog should be hard to read by those who are not those of us enlightened ones … is a philosophical discussion to avoid for the moment :)

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