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Re: polycrypt and webcrypto

From: Richard Barnes <rlb@ipv.sx>
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2014 14:40:51 -0400
Message-ID: <CAL02cgTkTkd645zNxv5nazE-UNQBWuKQ2MoZJsZ4a9GkvvzHTg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Cc: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>, "public-webcrypto-comments@w3.org" <public-webcrypto-comments@w3.org>
On Sat, Nov 1, 2014 at 7:42 AM, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
wrote:

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> On 1 November 2014 11:40, Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
> wrote:
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>> On 2014-11-01 11:33, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>>
>>> I was wondering if anyone could point me to how close we are to getting
>>> browsers to implement web crypto in the browser.
>>>
>>
>> The shipping version of Chrome supports the current spec for RSA.
>> Unfortunately the WebCrypto WG has decided that there should not be any
>> mandatory algorithms.
>>
>> Firefox "Nightly" supports RSA and ECDH.
>>
>> IE 11 supports an earlier iteration of the spec.
>>
>
> Thank you, very helpful!
>
> From the sounds of it, it makes most sense to base current development
> using this spec on chromium, with some minor fixes as required.
>

Note that recent versions of Firefox also have WebCrypto.  In version 34
(currently beta), it is on by default, and in version 33 (currently
aurora), you can turn it on with "dom.webcrypto.enabled".

Firefox also lacks the HTTPS restriction that Anders notes.



> I share our surprise that there are no mandatory algorithms in this spec.
>

This may change soon.  The plan is to look at what the first
implementations have been able to achieve, and if there's a common set,
make that a requirement going forward.

--Richard



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>> Anders
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>>> I was looking at using http://polycrypt.net/ in the meantime but is
>>> that still maintained, it points to a 2012 version of the spec.
>>>
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