Only available in ExtendedView. To get to this panel, press
Config in JonDo's main window, then choose the
Certificate Authorities from the list to the
To ensure authenticity and integrity of digital data, secure digital
signatures are created from secret keys. The validity of such a signature can
be tested with the public key that corresponds to the secret key; just like a
key fits the proper lock. But capable proof is still needed that the key in
question belongs to a certain person or organization.
This is where certificates come in. A certificate is a (digital)
container of the identity of a person or organization and their public
encryption keys. To obtain a capable proof of authenticity, the certificate has
then to be digitally signed by an authorized certification authority whose keys
are openly available.
information about certification authorities and certificates...
Certificates play a key role in JonDonym: mixes prove their authenticity to
JonDo with them. Your JonDo already has all the needed certificates included to
ensure that it only connects to services of certified operators. But with this
settings panel you are also given the opportunity of adding your own
certificates and administering them in case you want to connect to cascades
that Jondo has no certificates of yet.
Adding certificates is a very sensitive and security critical area. If you
accept certificates from untrustworthy certification authorities you run the
risk of damage by connecting to dubious services. So you should only add new
certificates if you really know what you are doing. It is not necessary
I only want to use servers certified by the following
This list contains all certification authorities that you trust. If a
server is not certified by a certifying body listed here JonDo will not
connect to it. If you deactivate this option no verification of
certificates will be conducted. Third parties may then make JonDo believe
that they are secure services, or they may falsify identities of the
With this button, you can add certification authorities to the list. The
appropriate certificate has to be chosen in the dialog that appears.
This button removes the selected entry from the list.
By clicking this button, you can temporarily deactivate an entry without
removing it from the list. The entry is flagged
untrustworthy and JonDo will no longer accept
certificates issued by this certifying body. Under certain
circumstances you can no longer connect to a service after having
deactivated certificates from certifying bodies.
Click this button to see the details of the selected certificate.
Certification Authority Information
Here you can see detailed information about the currently selected