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.NET programmer with particular focus on concurrency and distributed programming

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accepted Design question for a service that signs messages on behalf of a user
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comment Design question for a service that signs messages on behalf of a user
thanks for that link. I'd found the version on github and it didn't work and i couldn't make it work, but that one does work. That does open up a much better approach then.
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comment Design question for a service that signs messages on behalf of a user
The objection would be usability with the intended audience being non-technical. Unless I can get a pure javascript way of executing the decrypt/signing on the client side, it's a non-starter.
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comment Design question for a service that signs messages on behalf of a user
@ricky safe keeping of the private key. I.e. if the web service is compromised, the key shouldn't be persisted in unencrypted form.
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comment Design question for a service that signs messages on behalf of a user
@mikeazo Correct. I want messages that can be authenticated as unaltered and originating from a specific user, but provide this as a simple authoring experience from a web app. Messages are passed in a heterogenous system, i.e. the authoring service isn't the authority to vouch for identity. The underlying ecosystem is described here: claassen.net/geek/blog/2012/07/…
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