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Authentication while developing Instant Messenger using JXTA

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shyamsunder03
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Joined: 2007-10-22

Hello,

I am working on a project "Building P2P Instant Messenger".

I am wondering as to how authentication can be provided for peers while using JXTA and also how the buddy list can be maintained.

Your Help is Appreciated!!

Thank you,

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thenetworker
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Joined: 2003-06-13

In a decentralized environment like P2P, the ultimate trust can only be established based on the peer's certificate (public key signed by a CA).

The peer advertisements are in your cache. Those advertisements can be used to implement your buddy list.