2013-12-31 target for version 1.8.0 release
WebCert celebrates its 10 Years anniversary: WebCert was first conceived in the spring of 2003, going live in June. It is amazing how a quickly "hacked", small tool can live on and continue to grow over a full decade. X509 certificates caught on in the industry, they grew in numbers and importance. This constantly pushed the need for improving management and adding new functionality to WebCert.
The initial design goal of keeping it "simple" is a major challenge. PKI and certificates are anything but simple, and although WebCert is not meant to be a full-blown CA, it certainly starts to add more CA functionality.
At least one of the following features should make it:
- Implementation of a renewal function for expired certificates
- Implementation of certificate revocations with a CRL
- Implementation of OCSP
- Implementation of a CA blacklist function into the certificate validation
- The certificate validation of remote servers will include a DNS name matching check against CN and AltSubjectName values
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