So You Want To Be A Submitter: Python Clients

Preliminary Draft: for informational and review purposes only.

One way to connect to the Wijis Gateway is through using the programming language python. This guide will step you through how to invoke Wijis pointer services using simple python scripts. To succesfully use these scripts, you will need to have a signed certificate and a private key file. Click here more information on certificates

What's An X.509 Certificate?

X.509 is a well-established standard for Public Key Infrastructure. WIJIS uses public key certificates that conform to the X.509 specification.

The certificate is a small file that is placed on the machine that is communicating with a server. Traffic will not be accepted by that server without the additional signature-like artifacts, generated based on the file's content, that are added to each and every message. This provides additional account security and (perhaps more importantly) prevents IP spoofing of traffic from an established session.

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