04 Mar '12, 8pm

don't forget to sign your gems

NoSecurity – Well, no security at all. Signed packages are treated like unsigned packages. LowSecurity – Pretty much no security. If a package is signed then RubyGems will make sure the signature matches the signing certificate, and that the signing certificate hasn’t expired, but that’s it. A malicious user could easily circumvent this kind of security. MediumSecurity – Better than LowSecurity and NoSecurity, but still fallible. Package contents are verified against the signing certificate, and the signing certificate is checked for validity, and checked against the rest of the certificate chain (if you don’t know what a certificate chain is, stay tuned, we’ll get to that). The biggest improvement over LowSecurity is that MediumSecurity won’t install packages that are signed by untrusted sources. Unfortunately, MediumSecurity still isn’t totally secure — a malicious user ...

Full article: http://docs.rubygems.org/read/chapter/21

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