[security-dev] PicketLink and Certificate Management API

Mike Cirioli mcirioli at redhat.com
Wed Jun 18 14:32:25 EDT 2014

I could see this being useful to create a keystore management UI for 
picketlink IdP's and SP's, possibly providing a path to self-service in 
some SP use cases?

On 06/18/2014 02:28 PM, Pedro Igor Silva wrote:
> Hi,
>      We're looking to provide a API to easily enable Key and Certificate Management to PicketLink-based applications.
>      The idea is turn a partition into a Certification Authority, responsible for issue, validate, revoke and renew certificates for the identity types (eg.: users, devices, etc) associated with it.
>      In the future, we also want to provide:
>          - RESTful Endpoints to perform not only certificate operations, but also manage keys. Specially public keys. Probably using JSON Web Keys (JWK).
>          - Better support for html5 and mobile applications that require some kind of support for certificates, assymetric keys, signature and encryption. Specially when using JWT and JOSE.
>          - Support Java KeyStores to load and store keys.
>      So far we did something like:
>         CertificateConfig config = new DefaultCertificateConfig();
>         // set config with signature algo, cert sign algo, default validity, bit length, etc
>         // create a CA based on a existing partition
>         CertificateAuthority authority = new DefaultCertificateAuthority(partition, config);
>         User user = // get user
>         CertificateRequest certRequest = new DefaultCertificateRequest(user, config)
>         X509Certificate userCert = ca.issue(certRequest); // issue a cert for user and sign it with the CA key
>      We're still working on it. But would like to check your feedback or opinions about requirements and use cases.
> Regards.
> Pedro Igor
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