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Re: Web Crypto WG and XKMS

From: Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 08:28:39 +0000
Message-Id: <69D5C273-F0D0-46CA-AA82-CEEEA4A43BCC@cs.tcd.ie>
Cc: "public-identity@w3.org" <public-identity@w3.org>, Harry Halpin <hhalpin@w3.org>, Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
XKMS was an angle bracket adjunct to PKI devoted to protocols as you note. There has been little or no adoption.

I'd say this WG could be inspired by some of that work, or not, as they choose, and it'll be fine.

Stephen (former XKMS co-chair)

On 2 Nov 2011, at 08:17, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org> wrote:

> Hi
> Looking at http://www.w3.org/wiki/IdentityCharter#Web_Cryptography_Working_Group_Charter
> "The goal of this Working Group provide standards around key storage
> and cryptographic primitives that will provide capabilities that are
> currently difficult to do safely on the Web platform. "
> 
> (+1 on the new name btw)
> 
> How does this relate to the earlier XKMS work?
> http://www.w3.org/standards/techs/xkms#w3c_all
> 
> e.g. http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/REC-xkms2-20050628/
> Abstract: "This document specifies protocols for distributing and
> registering public keys, suitable for use in conjunction with the W3C
> Recommendations for XML Signature [XML-SIG] and XML Encryption
> [XML-Enc]. The XML Key Management Specification (XKMS) comprises two
> parts — the XML Key Information Service Specification (X-KISS) and the
> XML Key Registration Service Specification (X-KRSS)."
> 
> It seems the latter emphasises protocols (and hence leans more towards
> SOAP/WSDL than APIs), while the former emphasises in-browser APIs, but
> they share a concern for key storage and management?
> 
> Are there any pieces of work that can be shared across these use cases?
> 
> cheers,
> 
> Dan
> 
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