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Apr
2
comment What are advantages of using a HMAC over RSA with SHA-1 hashes?
@owlstead HMAC is much faster - RSA is a very slow algorithm
Mar
31
comment Client and server using same SSL certificate - any issues?
On your second point, we'd use certificates for two reasons: firstly, we will use SSL/TLS for communications because it's fairly ubiquitous, and supported by some of the 3rd party components we will use. Secondly, because one of the components will digitally sign files, and we need to verify those signatures later
Mar
31
comment Client and server using same SSL certificate - any issues?
The secret isn't really being shared by more than 2 people though - it's being shared by multiple components of the same system. Sort of like a pre-shared key, but with public-key capabilities. Good point about a single machine being compromised potentially endangering the whole system though.