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Open Source PKI Projects


Open source PKI projects include:

Network Security Services (NSS)
Libraries designed to support cross-platform development of security-enabled applications. Applications built with NSS can support SSL v2 and v3, TLS, PKCS #5, PKCS #7, PKCS #11, PKCS #12, S/MIME, X.509 v3 certificates, and other security standards.
Network Security Services for Python (python-nss)
A Python interface to NSS providing Python programmers access to most of NSS in a "Pythonic" manner.
Network Security Services for Java (JSS)
A Java interface to NSS that supports most of the security standards and encryption technologies supported by NSS. JSS also provides a pure Java interface for ASN.1 types and BER/DER encoding.

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Open Source PKI Goals

  • Improve the quality, scalability, and feature set of security code used to create PKI products.
  • Encourage the development and deployment of PKI-enabled applications and services throughout the industry, including support for PKI features in more open source applications.
  • Improve confidence in security software by encouraging open review of source code.
  • Accelerate the growth of a standards-based security foundation for ecommerce and the Internet.

News & Information

Press releases and other sources of information:

To participate in ongoing technical discussions related to NSS and PSM, tune in to the IRC channel #mozcrypto on the server irc.mozilla.org.

Newsgroup: mozilla.dev.tech.crypto

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