Advantage of crypto bit?

Brad Fitzpatrick brad at
Fri May 20 16:58:03 PDT 2005

Uh, DSA's the signing bit.  That's the frickin' backbone of all this.

And BASE64's to get it into reasonable characters from binary.  You could
just url-escape the binary, but it'd probably be larger than base64.

On Sat, 21 May 2005, Tom H wrote:

> For the signature, does anyone know what the advantage is in doing...
> BASE64(DSA(SHA1("[timestamp]::assert_identity::[identity_url]::[return_url]::[nonce]")))
> over simply...
> SHA1("[timestamp]::assert_identity::[identity_url]::[return_url]::[nonce]")?
> Tom
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