Friday, January 12, 2007

New openinfocard INSTALL file

java and probably JAVA_HOME set
ant and probably ANT_HOME set

Firefox Identity Selector
Firefox (tested with 2.0)

Relyingparte and STS
tomcat or jboss or...

Installation procedure
Firefox Identity Selector

cd ant && ant
// currently 7 warnings

cd ../build
open xmldap.xpi with Firefox and restart Firefox
navigate Firefox to to test

If something does not work...
Look at the Firefox javascript console!

STS and Relyingparty
Install your application server (AS)
Edit server.xml to enable SSL/TLS
Create a self-signed cert and test your AS with https.
keytool -genkey -alias xmldap -keypass password -keystore keystore.jks -storepass password -keyalg rsa -validity 1000 -sigalg SHA1withRSA

Please note: the default keyalg for keytool is DSA. DSA is not supported by CardSpace and not by this relyingparty.
The default sigalg for RSA is MD5withRSA. This is not supported by CardSpace and not by this relyingparty.

Now your application server is ready to serve https. Good.

Edit mex.xml, rp-web.xml and sts-web.xml and
- replace by your AS domainname and port
e.g.: ->
- change the name of the keystore, alias, keystorepass and keypass
to appropriate values for your environment
Copy build/sts.war and build/relyingparty.war to the
deploy directory e.g. $JBOSS_HOME/server/default/deploy
Start your AS. $JBOSS_HOME/bin/run.bat (or

Navigate Firefox to your https://domainname:port/sts/ and
create a managed card.
Navigate Firefox to your https://domainname:port/relyingparty/
Click "New Card", choose "managed card" and import the created card.

Now everything should work. Add a comment at
how cool this all is.

If something does not work...

Look at the AS logs!
If its something with "keystore not found" or the like, then check
rp-web.xml and sts-web.xml

If the AS complains about "/Users/cmort/..." not found, then check
rp-web.xml and sts-web.xml again. If these are clean, edit
and insert your keystore, password etc. Sorry. Somebody should fix this...

- Axel Nennker

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