Digital signatures in the browser

Dear Web Security IG,

I'm currently working for the European Parliament, looking for upcoming solutions to the problem of creating digital signatures with a smartcard directly from a web page, without resorting to additional software.

Thus, I would like to ask if there are any efforts currently underway to support this use case or if any will be undertaken in the foreseeable future.

I'm aware of the following initiatives that could be somewhat related:
 - WebCrypto Key Discovery (
 - Web API For Accessing Secure Element (
 - Hardware Based Secure Services features (

Have these been considered already? If so, what's the current sentiment surrounding them? If not, are there any plans to analyse these or similar solutions in the foreseeable future?

Best Regards,
Functional Analyst External Provider
European Parliament
Directorate-General for Innovation and Technological Support
Directorate for Development and Support
Evolution and Maintenance Unit

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Received on Wednesday, 7 March 2018 23:26:34 UTC