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Re: polycrypt and webcrypto

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2014 20:12:57 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKaEYh+165dYtBnEOkUTJwPOR7BXGCTC87=OBbUSTncGwQ71zw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Richard Barnes <rlb@ipv.sx>
Cc: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>, "public-webcrypto-comments@w3.org" <public-webcrypto-comments@w3.org>
On 1 November 2014 19:40, Richard Barnes <rlb@ipv.sx> wrote:

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> 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:
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>>>> I was wondering if anyone could point me to how close we are to getting
>>>> browsers to implement web crypto in the browser.
>>>>
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>>> 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.
>>>
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>> Thank you, very helpful!
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>> From the sounds of it, it makes most sense to base current development
>> using this spec on chromium, with some minor fixes as required.
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> 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".
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> Firefox also lacks the HTTPS restriction that Anders notes.
>

Oh, thanks for the info.  That sounds like a significant plus.


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

Great!


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> --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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