petRUShka, Fabien Penso
This plugin allows you to send X509 signed andor crypted mails with Rails 3 ActionMailer. If you want to sign mails with Rails 2, you should use the original plugin: github.com/penso/actionmailer_x509
It has been tested with Rails 3.0.3.
Creation of the certificates
(1) Generate your own Certificate Authority (CA).
openssl genrsa -des3 -out ca.key 4096 openssl req -new -x509 -days 365 -key ca.key -out ca.crt
(2) Generate a server key and request for signing (csr).
Note : use your email address for the Common Name (CN) field openssl genrsa -des3 -out server.key 4096 openssl req -new -key server.key -out server.csr
(3) Sign the certificate signing request (csr) with the self-created
certificate authority (CA) that you made earlier. openssl x509 -req -days 365 -in server.csr -CA ca.crt -CAkey ca.key -set_serial 01 -out server.crt
(3 bis) or self sign your certificate with the same key.
openssl x509 -req -days 365 -in server.csr -signkey server.key -out server.crt
(4) Compute all thoses files into a PCKS#12 file (so you can include it in your mailer):
openssl pkcs12 -export -in server.crt -inkey server.key -certfile ca.key -name "My Cert" -out name-cert.p12
Extracting the files from a PKCS#12 file
If you have a PKCS#12 file, usualy named .p12, you can extract the required files with the following commands.
(1) Extract the private key
openssl pkcs12 -in file_input.p12 -clcerts -nocerts -out file_out.key -nodes
(2) Extract the certificate
openssl pkcs12 -in file_input.p12 -clcerts -nokeys -out file_out.crt -nodes
Please note the -nodes to leave the private key uncrypted, use -des if you wish to protect it.
INSTALLING THE PLUGIN
Put this line in your Gemfile
USING THE PLUGIN
If you wish to send a signed email you just need to put new informations in your ActionMailer model.
class FooMailer < ActionMailer::Base def sending_method(email, from , subject = "Empty subject for signed") # If you want to sign the mail x509_sign true x509_sign_cert "certs/yourwebsite.crt" x509_sign_key "certs/yourwebsite.key" # In case your certificate has a passphrase x509_sign_passphrase "my passphrase for the certificate" # If you want to crypt the mail x509_crypt true x509_crypt_cert "certs/crypt.crt" # In case you want to set non DES cipher x509_crypt_cipher "AES-128-CBC" mail(:subject => subject, :to => email, :from => from) end
You can also specify the certificate and key in your environment file:
ActionMailer::Base.default_x509_sign = true ActionMailer::Base.default_x509_cert = "certs/server.crt" ActionMailer::Base.default_x509_key = "certs/server.key" ActionMailer::Base.default_x509_crypt = true ActionMailer::Base.default_x509_crypt_cert = "certs/crypt.crt"
You can benchmark the plugin with:
Send yourself a signed mail with:
Verify the plugin generates valid signature
Generate a signed mail in a local file
* Ruby 1.8 or later * Rails 3.0 or later * OpenSSL 0.9.8e or later and Ruby/OpenSSL 126.96.36.199 or later
Mail User Agent tested
We checked with the following MUA for making sure the signed mails are readable.
* Mutt 1.5: OK * Outlook 2007: OK * iPhone: The message appears without the signature but no other problem * Thunderbird 5.0: OK * Evolution 2.12: OK * Apple Mail.app: OK * Google Mail: A file smime.p3s appears as attachment * Yandex Mail: A file smime.p3s appears as attachment * Opera Mail: A file smime.p3s appears as attachment
Porting to Rails 3\Mail from Rails 2\Tmail, adding crypting and wrap code into the gem was done by petRUShka <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Special thanks to Geal for noticing on content-id error.
This code is under the BSD license.
Copyright © 2011, petRUShka, 2008, Fabien Penso
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