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Re: ISSUE-11: Gathering requirements [FileSystem API]

From: Nilsson, Claes1 <Claes1.Nilsson@sonyericsson.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 14:34:06 +0200
To: "'public-device-apis@w3.org'" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6DFA1B20D858A14488A66D6EEDF26AA3208923CDD6@seldmbx03.corpusers.net>
Hi,

I am considering the following: Web applications, for example social network services,  often require secrets, "credentials" to get access to service APIs.  If these credentials are stored in the application html or JavaScript code then they are easily accessible and can be misused.  To protect these credentials it would be useful if the FileSystem API provides a secure storage and management of credentials.

What about adding a requirement that says:

"SHOULD provide secure storage and management of credentials."

Note: Based on the identity of the web application access should be granted to its pre-provisioned credential and no others credentials. I currently do not suggest any method of provisioning the credentials to the "credential manager". Might be possible to add an API so the widget can store credentials and use later or be provisioned in any proprietary out-of-band solution.

Views?

Claes



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