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Re: [equinox-dev] Re: Client side security store (Peter Kriens)
- From: Peter Kriens <Peter.Kriens@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 20:18:24 +0200
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The fact that you made several wrappers seems to prove my point :-)
It is a long time ago I played with it and therefore can't recall the
details of my dislike.
However, I agree that we should try to use standards if possible.
Jnic> Can you elaborate on what you think is "cumbersome" about
Jnic> Keystore and why you don't like the Keystore APIs ? What kinds
Jnic> of simple things were you trying to do ?
Jnic> It does have some "idiosyncrasies", but IMHO Eclipse
Jnic> should not stray to far from the core Java APIs except to add
Jnic> value where it can. Extending core Java APIs, specifically in
Jnic> the area of security is much better than inventing a whole new
Jnic> model. I could envision the possibility of some convenience
Jnic> wrappers/classes on top Keystore (in fact we've done several in
Jnic> some projects I work on).
Jnic> Particularly, in order to use any JSSE implementation,
Jnic> you must provide some Keystore. So if Eclipse ventures down a
Jnic> path of a non Keystore based security store, it would require an
Jnic> Keystore provider as well if you wanted it to connect to
Jnic> SSL/JSSE as well.
Jnic> Jay R.
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Jnic> Peter Kriens <Peter.Kriens@xxxxxxxx> wrote on 09/28/2005 02:58:57 AM:
>> I am not that worried about the strength of the security :-) Usually
>> systems are compromised with user engineering. So my objection to the
>> Keystore API was not on implementation weakness. I do not like the
>> API and architecture. It was cumbersome to do simple things ...
>> Kind regards,
>> Peter Kriens
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