[Mono-dev] cert-sync

Sebastien Pouliot sebastien.pouliot at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 22:26:07 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 10:08 AM, Edward Ned Harvey (mono) <
edward.harvey.mono at clevertrove.com> wrote:

> > From: Sebastien Pouliot [mailto:sebastien.pouliot at gmail.com]
> >
> > In such case OSX (and iOS and Android) are
> > delegating the trust decision to the operating system _without_ accessing
> > any mono stores. IOW you should get the same decision from Mono that
> > Safari would have.
> >
> > If you use the .NET API, like X509Chain, then it will still be using
> Mono's
> > managed implementation - which depends on mono's certificate stores (and
> > tools).
> Thanks - so it sounds like WebClient, on OSX, iOS, and Android, are
> wrapping around some API provided by the OS, correct?  Is the same true on
> linux?

No, not for Linux. There is (or at least was) no OS API that provided that
service and not every distro shipped/installed-by-default any library that
could do this.

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