Bug#915288: ITP: erlang-p1-pkix -- PKIX certificates management library for Erlang
- Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2018 13:40:50 +0100
- From: Philipp Huebner <debalance@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Bug#915288: ITP: erlang-p1-pkix -- PKIX certificates management library for Erlang
Owner: Philipp Huebner <debalance@xxxxxxxxxx>
* Package name : erlang-p1-pkix
Version : 0.2018.11.12
Upstream Author : ProcessOne
* URL : https://github.com/processone/pkix
* License : Apache-2.0
Programming Lang: Erlang
Description : PKIX certificates management library for Erlang
The idea of the library is to simplify certificates configuration in Erlang
programs. Typically an Erlang program which needs certificates (for HTTPS/
MQTT/XMPP/etc) provides a bunch of options such as certfile, chainfile,
privkey, etc. The situation becomes even more complicated when a server
supports so called virtual domains because a program is typically required to
match a virtual domain with its certificate. If a user has plenty of virtual
domains it's quickly becoming a nightmare for them to configure all this.
The complexity also leads to errors: a single configuration mistake and a
program generates obscure log messages, unreadable Erlang tracebacks or,
even worse, just silently ignores the errors.
Fortunately, the large part of certificates configuration can be automated,
reducing a user configuration to something as simple as:
The purpose of this library is to do this dirty job under the hood.
This package is needed for future ejabberd releases.
VCS at https://salsa.debian.org/ejabberd-packaging-team/erlang-p1-pkix