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Re: [Web Crypto Next] Lets start discussing !

From: GALINDO Virginie <Virginie.Galindo@gemalto.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 13:01:15 +0000
To: "public-web-security@w3.org" <public-web-security@w3.org>, "helpcrypto helpcrypto" <helpcrypto@gmail.com>
CC: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>, "s2.verma@samsung.com" <s2.verma@samsung.com>
Message-ID: <5sxv84hcjlo4ilod5hwl523k.1415278870460@email.android.com>
Hello helpcrypto,
Few answers :
- I am not sure Anders is a reference,  here, rather a passionated and talkative person :)
- See my last e-mail on rechartering to understand where w3c is, on accepting smart cards
- FIDO is not part today of W3C scope, you should ask them directly your questions.
Virginie

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Hi


Anders: as you seem to have the decisive voice in here, since our last talk, what has changed?


As you know, I'm of the opinion that is better to keep smartcards as secure elements where keys can be stored, than throwing all to the recycle bin.
In our case we have a JavaCard, so we could even stablish a mutual trust channel between server and card for population process. Older cards are probably a bigger problem ;)
It's true that PKI doesnt support "key usages for specific domains", something FIDO does. Does anyone know a way to implement this using traditional PKI?

Can you imagine/describe a secure/valid scenario where smartcards are one possible secure keystore for a PKI cert, being possible to auth+sign documents using Javascript? (do it with all the effort/strengh of your imagination!!!)


Sanjeev: AFAIK, FIDO group is not open neither open to community participation.
IIRC, there was a possibility of loading a FIDO applet inside my Javacard+requesting a PIN to login, even a RAW/APDU spec.

As FIDO is not PKI based, will that mean I have to dump what I already have? (millions of certs from different CAs used by millions of users to auth and sign documents?

Actually we do this using an awful applet, and thats what we want to avoid.


Perfect is the enemy of good. Perhaps we should reach an agreement-solution.

PS: Virgine (): based on your experience, does people from the Webcrypto WG have anything to say related to this? I know smartcards were out of scope. were the different viewpoints the reason? do they 'like' the idea of including smartcards on spec? Do manufacturer/providers/vendors/big actors have something to say? is FIDO what they say?


Regards


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