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OT: Convert X.509-certificate to a PGP-certificate

by esskar (Deacon)
on Apr 18, 2004 at 18:34 UTC ( #346137=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

esskar has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

How do i convert a X.509-certificate to a PGP-certificate?
Using Perl or using other methods: i just need to get the job done.
Thanks for the help!
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Re: OT: Convert X.509-certificate to a PGP-certificate
by Joost (Canon) on Apr 18, 2004 at 18:42 UTC
    I don't know if that is at all possible, even in theory, as AFAIK PGP does not have certification.

    To quote the wikipedia:

    X.509 is part of the hierarchial X.500 standard and thus assumes a strict hierarchial system of certificate authorities (CAs) for issuing the certificates. This is in contrast to web of trust models, like PGP, where everyone may sign the keys of others. The X.500 system have never been fully implemented, so the IETF's public-key infrastructure working group have made extensive updates to the standard in order to make it work with the more loose organization of the Internet. In fact today X.509 certificate usually refers to the X.509 v3 certificate specified in RFC2459.
Re: OT: Convert X.509-certificate to a PGP-certificate
by zentara (Archbishop) on Apr 18, 2004 at 19:01 UTC
    Just on a whim, I did a search for " convert X.509-certificate to a PGP "; and it seems there are alot of answers. I'm not an expert on it, so I can't say if it answers your question, but it's worth a look.

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