|| ||David =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Mar=EDn_Carre=F1o?= <davefx-AT-gmail.com>|
|| ||gnoMint 0.4.0 released|
|| ||Mon, 19 Nov 2007 21:32:51 +0100|
|| ||gnomint-users-AT-lists.sourceforge.net, gnomint-announce-AT-lists.sourceforge.net|
I'm pleased to announce the 0.4.0 version of gnoMint: a graphical
Certification Authority managing tool.
This version adds some interesting features:
* Private keys can be saved in external files, so they can be kept
in external drives. This files are in PKCS#8 password-protected
* All private keys in the database can be encrypted with a
password, so nobody can extract private keys, or generate new
certificates or CRLs, without knowing the password. This way,
direct access to a password-protected database file using
sqlite3 can only access to public information: all the private
parts are cyphered with an AES-based algorithm.
* Added a contextual menu for allowing easy operation with
certificates and CSRs.
gnoMint is a tool for an easy creation and management of Certification
Authorities. It allows a fancy visualization of all the pieces that
conform a CA: x509 certificates, CSRs, CRLs...
Currently, it allows the creation of CAs, CSRs and Certificates, and
export both public and private parts of them into PEM formatted files.
It manages the revocation of the created certificates, as well as the
creation of CRLs.
gnoMint is now perfectly usable for managing a CA that emits
certificates able to:
* Authenticate people or machines in VPNs (IPSec or other protocols);
* Secure HTTP communications with SSL/TLS secured web servers;
* Authenticate and cipher HTTP communications through web-client
* Sign and/or crypt e-mails
For compiling it, its dependencies are:
* SQLite 3
* libGnuTLS 1.6
More information in
You can get the tarball from sourceforge mirrors:
Please send bugs, comments and/or questions to our mailing list:
David Marín Carreño <email@example.com>
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