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certmagic.SelfSignedCA as certmagic.CA value #27

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commented Mar 1, 2019

introduced: certmagic.SelfSignedCA as possible certmagic.CA value to create a self-signed certificate with HTTPS()

implemented a prototype for idea in #25

@mschneider82 mschneider82 force-pushed the mschneider82:feature/CASelfSinged branch from cc0bf0c to 2c5a754 Mar 1, 2019


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commented Apr 22, 2019

@mholt will this PR get some love?


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commented Apr 22, 2019

Perhaps. At a glance, this approach has at least one significant downside: self-signed certificates can't actually be managed; i.e. there is no way to renew them. 10-year lifetime is not exactly a good idea in many situations, and a better approach would be to create a single CA from which all other certs are self-signed.

I'm currently refactoring how CertMagic manages certificates, which has strong implications about how self-signed certificates are handled. The Manager interface recently introduced on master should make it possible to implement a SelfSigned certificate manager. But whether that ends up in this repo is still an open question. If the implementation is good enough, then perhaps!

Also it will need tests.

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