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PKCS #11 standard in progress

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren@telia.com>
Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2011 18:36:29 +0200
Message-ID: <4E3D6D8D.2000205@telia.com>
To: "public-identity@w3.org" <public-identity@w3.org>
Locating and enumerating PKCS #11 providers has always been a hassle
compared to using Microsoft's CSP.

This should have been addressed years ago by the responsible SDO (RSA),
but they didn't.   The faster and (often) better alternative emerged anyway:


code + spec = standard

Token provisioning is still not covered by CSPs and PKCS #11 so in this
case there will a brand new "companion" API for this very purpose.

code + spec = standard

Received on Saturday, 6 August 2011 16:37:21 UTC

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