Digital certificate glitch no holdup to Landonline part 2

Landonline uses the BeTRUSTed digital certificate system, run by audit company PricewaterhouseCoopers, so internet-enabled land information project will not be affected by the rolling back of Baycorp's ID division.

Landonline uses the BeTRUSTed digital certificate system, run by audit company PricewaterhouseCoopers, so internet-enabled land information project will not be affected by the rolling back of Baycorp's ID division.

And compatibility problems with digital certificates have not held back the pilot of the second stage of Landonline, which will enable customers such as solicitors and surveyors to submit particulars of land changes and transactions online, says Land Information NZ spokesman Mike Bodnar. Linz is the only New Zealand user of BeTRUSTed, a global operation that has several Australian customers.

The problems, evident after the issue of about 70 certificates, led to a temporary cessation of online certificate distribution and some “tweaking”. The process started again after 10 days, and by early this week all 4800 certificates in the initial pilot will have been issued, Bodnar says.

The certificates were being distributed well in advance of the launch of the second-stage, pilot scheduled for November 11.

Landonline certificates are controlled by the BeTRUSTed unit of PricewaterhouseCoopers, now owned by IBM.

The problems showed up in certain browser-operating system combinations -- “for example, Netscape version 4 with Windows 95", Bodnar says.

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