*HEPKI-TAG Conference Call* October 19, 2005
(from previous calls)
[AI] Eric will try to recruit Mairead Martin for the PKI Early Adopters
project. [AI] Eric will will look into the possibility of getting Apple
to include USHER root certs.
[AI] All who can test the Eudora S/MIME plugin, or find others to do
so, will contact Jim.
[AI] Jim will expand the signing-tools matrix with columns on APIs and
scripting tools; multiple signatures (parallel vs. stacked); and
whether or not the tool lets you add a trust anchor.
[AI] All who have time to investigate one or more of the signing tools
at http://middleware.internet2.edu/hepki-tag/new/signing4.html will
[AI] Jim will continue looking at PKI Lite cert profiles for Rice's
[AI] Eric will call Mozilla's attention to the fact that they don't
support the standards needed to recognize trust anchors on tokens, and
nudge them to do something about it.
[AI] Eric will continue seeking feedback on his Top 10 lists,
especially from HCISec.
[AI] Jim will get an OID for PKI Lite from MACE.
[AI] Mark will ask Jed Dobson for more information on OSG. [AI] David
will look at some of the products listed at
in the light of the list of questions there.
[AI] Neal will continue looking at OpenOffice, and Jim will look at
[AI] Jim will send the list more information on the Acrobat
transcript-signing work at U. of Chicago.
[AI] Jim will draft a discussion of the pros and cons of hierarchical
and flat campus PKIs for discussion on a future call.
[AI] All will send Jim further suggestions for TAG projects.
[AI] Jim will send mail to people who have expressed interest in
various possible areas of work for TAG, and work toward finding a focus
for the group.
Jim Jokl (chair) - Virginia
Jeff Schiller - MIT
Bob Morgan - Washington
Nathan Faut - KPMG
Neal McBurnett - Internet2
Ben Chinowsky (scribe) - Internet2
Jim gave a short USHER update. Dartmouth is ready to launch, and the
group has reached agreement on what else still needs to be done before
USHER goes on line; it looks likely that this will happen before the
end of this semester.
The signing-tools matrix
includes a draft row for Acrobat. Neal noted that there is a new
OpenOffice release candidate; also, the State of Massachusettes
Executive Office is standardizing on the OpenDoc format as of 1/1/07.
Jim noted that Acrobat has added Windows integration, allowing use of
the Windows keystore; he described this as "really well set up".
Acrobat also has a PKCS11 interface. Neal observed that there are
probably more signatures done with OpenPGP than with most of the
products currently listed in the matrix. The group considered adding
some commercial OpenPGP products, but agreed that this is out of scope
given the project's focus on supporting X.509 for USHER, HEBCA and the
PKI Early Adopters program.