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Smart Card access from JS in Browsers

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren@telia.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 07:40:06 +0200
Message-ID: <4E5B2636.2060703@telia.com>
To: "public-identity@w3.org" <public-identity@w3.org>
This topic has been discussed in various contexts.  The following is my take on this subject.

Smart cards only represent one kind of secure crypto device; therefore it doesn't seem right doing something special for smart cards.

In 99.9% of all likely use-cases you only have a single card connected which does the need for selecting a specific card programatically from JS a no-issues.  For the 0.1% case user selection will
works fine.

Key filtering + External should minimize user hassles.

Key filtering: attributes applying to the key in question

External: externally supplied (connected) keys

If External is specified and there is no card etc inserted the user will be alerted.

Anders
Received on Monday, 29 August 2011 05:40:42 GMT

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