From: Announcements and project news <openca-announce@li...> - 2007-04-03 22:48:30
The OpenCA Team announce the availability of the new project LibPRQP and initial
Current Version: v0.0.1 (Initial Source Code)
The LibPRQP package is aimed to provide a PRQP enabling library which can be used
by applications in order to discover PKI services and repositories.
With the deployment of new applications and services, the need to access PKI
resources provided by different organizations is critical. Regrettably, still today
each application needs to be told about how to find these services for each new
certificate it encounters.
The basic concept of the protocol is to provide a method to answer to the question
"where is resource X URL from this CA ?". The resources might be items that are
(occasionally) embedded in certificates today-such as URLs for CRLs or OCSP or
SCVP-as well as items such as addresses of the CA homepage address, the subscription
service, or the revocation request.
o [03 Apr 2007] First initial code available for download (libprqp v0.0.1)
Current Project developers' Tasks:
Massimiliano Pala is currently working on:
- Cleaning up code;
- Adding easy-to-use PRQP calls;
- Editing the documentation;
- Working at an Internet draft to submit to IETF;
o Many, the code is stable but needs extension
o Let us know (!)
The OpenCA Project main website can be found at
You can find all current versions and available documentation there. You
can also download any part of the software or documentation also at the
official ftp site:
or from one of the official mirrors:
Thank you for supporting the Open Source community by using/contributing to/
reporting bugs/cheering this project! Now go ahead and actively contribute to
make the world a better place!
- The OpenCA Team -