Without derailing much the thread...
Google Apps uses https by default. It also has a SSO API using SAML, so it
sounds quite secure to me. However, the need for instant messaging does not
avail to me as a reason for moving to Google Apps.
Yet I have to agree with you that people seem to have no problem with
PS: E-mail sent using Google Apps
On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 12:08 AM, A. Dreyer (ILUG) <ml10022 at adreyer.com>wrote:
>> > recommending porting mail to gmail and using the inbuilt IM client. that
> > gives you mail, calendar, IM etc
>> How does that fit in with the requirement of (secure) authentication?
>>> >> I was looking at using OpenFire and Spark IM with PKI based auth. The
> >> private keys would be automatically generated for each user when
> >> the system. I would hope to store them in My
> >> documents/the-users-home-folder
> >> as a hidden file(with strict permissions of course). I would then launch
> >> Spark IM with a batch-script/gnome-session-startup-script. However, from
> >> what I've read Spark IM doesn't have much documentation for PKI and its
> >> very buggy.
>> I assume you need the PKI stuff here for Authentication, Authorisation
> and Accounting (AAA) ?
>>>> Am I the only one who gets a creep because every time someone asks for
> application recommendations someone else points to a Google app? Seems
> Microsoft is no longer the Big Brother but nowadays everyone is happy to
> share all their data with Google as the Megalomaniac data grave.
>>> Kind regards,
> A. Dreyer
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