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Re: Certificate Authorities?

We are looking at adding the ability for enterprise security
administrators to lock various parts of the Navigator configuration
so that the user can not change them, including stuff relating
to trust and certificates.  This functionality will not be in
2.0, but we do consider it important for certain customers.


P. Rajaram wrote:
> Yes.  But...
> I deal with the security infrastructure for a large corporation.
> I want only security administrators to configure the list of acceptable CAs.
> I specifically do not want our users to be able to add new CAs
> to the list of trusted "approved" CAs.
> The concern is that some users who are not crypto enthusiasts may be
> "social engineered" into adding a very liberal CA to their list.
> Once this happens, the browser's signature verification capability
> is totally compromised.
> This is one of the reasons why PGP has not been adopted by many large
> companies.  In response, Viacrypt now seems to have a product that
> can restrict user modifications to the public keyring.
> -raj

Jeff Weinstein - Electronic Munitions Specialist
Netscape Communication Corporation
[email protected] - http://home.netscape.com/people/jsw
Any opinions expressed above are mine.