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gnoMint 1.0.0, aka "Minted gnoMint", released

I'm pleased to announce the 1.0.0 version "Minted gnoMint" of gnoMint: a graphical X.509 Certification Authority management tool.

This version is the first stable release of gnoMint.

This version includes some bug fixes and improvements over the 0.9.9 release candidate version:

Added a new full Russian translation, thanks to Aquanaut. Added Finnish translation. Other updated translations: Spanish, Slovak. Added forgotten crlgen function to gnomint-cli text-based interface. Fix compilation with GnuTLS 2.8.0. While creating a new certificate, the program now checks if new cert expiration date is after the CA expiration date. In that case, the program shows an info message and set the new cert expiration date to the CA expiration date.

Posted by David Marín (DaveFX) 2009-06-03

gnoMint 0.9.9 released

I'm pleased to announce the 0.9.9 version of gnoMint: a graphical
X.509 Certification Authority management tool.

This version includes a major code clean-up, and some interesting new features:

* Now, gnoMint is able to import CAs that have been generated with the managing scripts included in OpenSSL (as CA.pl and openssl ca). This support is added to the already existing support for importing CAs generated by TinyCA.
* Updated translations from launchpad.net: added new Brazilian
Portuguese translation.
* A new, more secure, cyphering method (based on AES) has been
included for protecting passwords and private keys. The program is
fully compatible with old method. For forcing the protection of the
whole database with the new-method, change the database password.
* New graphic and fully functional toolbar.... read more

Posted by David Marín (DaveFX) 2009-03-23

gnoMint 0.9.0, aka "Command-line & Conquer-line", released

I'm pleased to announce the 0.9.0 version, aka "Command-line & Conquer-line", of gnoMint: a graphical X.509 Certification Authority management tool.

This version adds a full brand-new command-line interface: gnomint-cli. This interface allows any action over a gnoMint database, getting its orders through standard input. Now gnoMint is fully scriptable, so, for example, you will be able to enter a new cron task for creating your CRLs in scheduled time, or to create a bunch of new certificates from a list of employees.... read more

Posted by David Marín (DaveFX) 2008-12-16

gnoMint 0.5.2 released

I'm pleased to announce the 0.5.2 version of gnoMint: a graphical X.509 Certification Authority management tool.

This version adds some minor, but interesting, features:

* General view preferences are now saved through gconf system.
* New created certificates can be exported automatically to gnome-keyring.

Posted by David Marín (DaveFX) 2008-09-01

gnoMint 0.5.0 released

I'm pleased to announce the 0.5.0 version of gnoMint: a graphical
X.509 Certification Authority managing tool.

This version adds some interesting features:

* Multiple CA support. Now, each gnoMint database is able to keep and
manage several CAs and their generated certificates. These
certificates can be other CAs. It's possible to have a multi-rooted
database, with several self-signed CA certificates.
* Support for 20-byte serial certificates, according to RFC5280.
* Support for inherit subject fields from certification authorities,
depending on each CA policy.
* Detailed certificate view (thanks to Ahmed Baizid <ahmed@baizid.org>).
* French translation (also by Ahmed Baizid <ahmed@baizid.org>).
* Now, a default database ~/.gnomint/default.gnomint is opened if no
other indication is given.
* It now registers a new mime type for gnoMint databases, so they can
be loaded with double-click.... read more

Posted by David Marín (DaveFX) 2008-08-21

gnoMint 0.4.0 released

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 format.

* 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.... read more

Posted by David Marín (DaveFX) 2007-11-19

gnoMint 0.3.2 released

I'm pleased to announce the 0.3.2 version of gnoMint: a graphical Certification Authority managing tool.

This version fixes some nasty bugs:
The gnoMint databases created by versions prior to 0.3.1 are now correctly loaded and upgraded.

We must remark that these databases, due to a bug fixed in previous version 0.3.1, will contain wrong non-CA certificates, as they all share the same internal serial number 0. This is a problem, because if any of them is revoked, the generated CRL will invalidate all the certificates.... read more

Posted by David Marín (DaveFX) 2007-11-03

gnoMint 0.3.1 released

I'm pleased to announce the 0.3.1 version of gnoMint: a graphical Certification Authority managing tool.

This version add some useful features to 0.1.5 version:

gnoMint can export PKCS#12 structures, so certificates created in the program can be easily imported by other programs as web browsers, or mail clients.

gnoMint is able to revoke certificates, and generate the corresponding Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs).... read more

Posted by David Marín (DaveFX) 2007-11-01

gnoMint 0.1.5 released

I'm pleased to announce the 0.1.5 version of gnoMint: a graphical Certification Authority managing tool.

This version add some useful features to 0.1.4 version:
<ul><li>gnoMint can import the public part of Certificate Signing
Requests made by other applications as long as they are
formatted in PEM or in DER formats. This way, gnoMint now is
able to make certificates for remote people or systems that can
create their CSRs with other instances of gnoMint or other
software.
</li><li>gnoMint DB format version 3. This version of database format
ensures that there won't be two or more CSRs in the database
with the same Distinguished Name (DN).
</li></ul>
It also fixes some nasty bugs:
<ul><li>Now the private key of CSRs can be exported without errors.
</li><li>A just created CA has a default policy so it will be able to
create useful certificates without change its default
properties.
</li><li>Some UI bugs are corrected: some label alignments now look OK,
and the progress bar again moves while creating certificates or
CSRs.
</li></ul>
It must be noted that all the databases created prior to 0.1.4 version
must be converted to the new format (0.1.4 or higher). The conversion
script gnomint-upgrade-db is included in the package.

Posted by David Marín (DaveFX) 2007-05-15

gnoMint 0.1.4 released

I'm pleased to announce the 0.1.4 version of gnoMint: a graphical Certification Authority managing tool.

This version adds some useful features to 0.1.3 version:

* It allows defining policies for each Certification Authorities in the database, so as all the new certificates signed by the CA have common properties (uses, purposes and validity time).
* It requires SQLite3, for proper UTF-8 support. Due to this change, all the pre 0.1.4 databases must be converted to a new format. A conversion script is included in the package.... read more

Posted by David Marín (DaveFX) 2007-05-14

gnoMint 0.1.3 released

I'm pleased to announce the 0.1.3 version of gnoMint: a graphical
Certification Authority managing tool.

This version add some useful features to 0.1.2 version:
* It allows exporting uncrypted private keys (useful for
unattended SSL/TLS servers).
* It requires a minimum length (8 characters) for private-key
export passphrase (so OpenSSL can import this keys).

It also fixes some nasty bugs:
* Now, gnoMint checks that passphrase and confirmation are the
same in private-key export passphrase.
* The focus is grabbed correctly when asking for passphrase, so no
mouse action is needed.... read more

Posted by David Marín (DaveFX) 2006-11-10

gnoMint 0.1.1 released

I'm pleased to announce the 0.1.1 version of gnoMint: a Certification Authority managing tool for GTK/Gnome.

This is a bug-fix revision: version 0.1.0 couldn't be compiled on 64-bit architectures due to an type-conversion error.

Posted by David Marín (DaveFX) 2006-09-17

gnoMint 0.1.0 released

gnoMint, the CA managing tool for Gnome, has its first public release.

This first public version of gnoMint can manage one CA per database, create CSRs and Certificates, and export certificates and private-keys to files. New features will be added soon.

Posted by David Marín (DaveFX) 2006-09-14