Edward M. Greene


Gossamer Spider Web of Trust (GSWoT) introducer

General Overview

CAcert.org is a community-driven certificate authority that issues free public key certificates to the public[1] (unlike other certificate authorities which are commercial and sell certificates). CAcert has nearly 150,000 verified users and has issued over 480,000 certificates as of July 2009[2].

These certificates can be used to sign and encrypt email, authenticate and authorize users connecting to websites and secure data transmission over the Internet. Any application that supports the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) can make use of certificates signed by CAcert, as can any application that uses X.509 certificates, e.g. for encryption or code signing and document signatures.

The Web of Trust is a unique, community-driven certification system based on face-to-face ID validation on a peer-to-peer basis. It's a "bottom-up" CA, compared to traditional "top-down" CA systems. You can be notarized, and then you in turn can act as a notary and certify the identity of your friends!

I can assign 35 trust points.  Your name can be embedded into your certificates after 50 points, and you can become a notary after 100 points.

  • Location:

To notarize you I can meet in New York City in Manhattan. The upper Westside (near the Museum of Natural History) any other location is on a case by case basis

Notary fair:

 At least two notaries will try to meet at least once a month. Two notaries will be at the Starbucks on Broadway & 81st St. every first Friday of the month from around 6:00PM to 6:30PM.
Each of us can assign up to 35 points.  Together it is enough to get your name in the certificate.
Please drop me a line if you are coming.  More notaries may show up and are welcome.

  • My policy:

The Cacert Web of Trust Rules specify at least ONE official photo ID

For the photo ID, I will accept a  Driver License / Non driver ID card or a Passport.


Everything else is on a case by case basis.

  • Contact:
I will communicate only by e-mail, because of the increasing volume of spam please digitally sign your email

. Please email me the day before the meeting since I will only show up if someone is attending!!!
When contacting please tell me the type of identification documents you will use, and the time and place you prefer to meet.


  •     I provide this service free of charge to promote personal privacy on the internet.
  •     PGP key cross-signing is also welcome. 0xB3C3C3D2