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A web-based digital notary service. Written in Python allows you to setup your own digital notary really quickly. It uses GPG for all signing.
This software is a web based application for running a Digital Notary.
The Notary program is written in Python and uses GnuPG for encrypted. Make sure your system has both of these packages installed.
I wouldn't suggest using your personal key just in case it is compromised.
Listing #1 1. $ gpg --gen-key
Make sure to pick a good pass-phrase and all that stuff
In the files shipped with the notary there is MainServer.cfg. This is the notary server config file. Edit this with your favorite editor. The file will look like this:
Listing #2 1. # ===================================================================== 2. # Jeff's Digital Notary Config File 3. # 4. # Make changes to the options below to setup your notary. 5. # ===================================================================== 6. 7. [server] 8. # which port should the notary server listen to? If you want it to bind 9. # to a port < 1024 you will have to run the server as root. This isn't 10. # recommended. 11. socketPort=8000 12. 13. # should server be multithreaded? Usually leave as Yes unless you are 14. # running the server behind a real server like Apache 15. # threading = 1 or 0 16. threading=1 17. 18. # should this server support XMLRPC? XMLRPC allows remote programs to 19. # call the signing functions without using a web browser. Usually leave 20. # this set to 1 (on). 21. xmlRpc=1 22. 23. # log file 24. logFile=logs/access.log 25. 26. [signer] 27. # This is a text file containing the message you would like to place in 28. # the signed message. (if commented out, default text will be used) 29. #messageFile=message.txt 30. 31. [gpg] 32. # UserID (email address/keyid) of GPG key used for signing. If commented 33. # out then the default key will be used. 34. #firstname.lastname@example.org 35. 36. # Password for GPG key used for signing. I would suggest not putting it 37. # in here and instead typing it in yourself on server startup. This 38. # will make it a bit more difficult for people to steal your password. 39. #password=secret123
Now we can startup the server
Listing #3 1. $ python MainServer.py
You may need to type in the password for your GPGKey if you didn't supply it in the config file (don't do this over telnet or rsh!).
Now test the server by visiting http://localhost:port/.
This software is licensed under the MIT license. Please make sure you have read and understood this license before downloading this software!
Copyright (c) 2003 Jeffrey Clement
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