[drupal-devel] OpenId-compatible encryption in PHP

Gerhard Killesreiter killesreiter at physik.uni-freiburg.de
Sun May 22 08:44:02 UTC 2005

On Sat, 21 May 2005, Mark wrote:

> I'm vaguely familiar with many of these technologies, and have even used
> several of them.
> SHA1 is natively supported by PHP >= 4.3.0.
> BASE64 is natively supported by PHP

Such encodings don't really count.

> As for RSA and DSA, I know that these key types are supported by
> OpenSSL.  Is OpenSSL commonly supported in PHP?

I've checked my installs and they do support it. But they are custom

> I know that it's fairly easy to install, but I also realize that
> many users don't have control over what their server supports.
> I suppose I'm doing a survey here to see if an OpenSSL requirement is
> beyond the scope of a Drupal core installation.

Is there any reason why it _has_ to be on core? Maybe you could re-use
existing hooks and try some small patches in (if needed)?


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