#rest #security #edcert #revoke


A crate for a REST-based revoke infrastructure for Edcert Certificates

9 releases (stable)

Uses old Rust 2015

1.0.6 Oct 22, 2016
1.0.4 Apr 5, 2016
1.0.0 Mar 28, 2016
0.1.2 Mar 21, 2016

#1647 in Cryptography

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This is an implementation for a REST-style revoke infrastructure. This contains both the code of the crate "edcert-restrevoke", which is the client implementation (fully rust) and also a sample implementation of a server (found in revoke-server), which is a simple PHP script querying a MySQL database.


The architecture is as follows: You can have multiple "clients", which all connect to one (or more) revoke-server. These can query if a certain public key has been revoked, or not. The server will eg. query a database for public keys known to be revoked and send an appropriate response.

A public key and therefore a certificate will be revoked, if the private key has been disclosed, or the authenticity can't be guaranteed for other reason


This crate defines a RestRevoker. This is a configurable revoke client, which sends a request to the server via HTTP and parses the result as JSON. The server should return a JSON object with the key "revoked", which value should be a boolean.


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