[Pcsclite-muscle] Proposal for a Web API for smart cards

Ludovic Rousseau ludovic.rousseau at gmail.com
Fri Aug 12 06:25:33 PDT 2022

Le ven. 12 août 2022 à 12:01, Daniel d'Andrada <dandrader at google.com> a écrit :
> Hi all,

Hello Daniel,

> I'm proposing a Web API for smart cards, at PC/SC level. It will give
> a page access to the PC/SC implementation (and card reader drivers)
> available in the host OS. Meaning PCSClite on Linux, macOS and
> ChromeOS.
> It's hosted here:
> https://github.com/dandrader/web-smart-card/blob/main/README.md
> If interested, you can file bugs in that repo to discuss problems you see in it.
> I would appreciate the opinion of the PC/SC experts and users here.

I note this API is much easier to use than the previous one for Chrome OS

It is possible to identify a PC/SC reader by asking the USB VendorID
and ProductID.
See "Identifying a reader model (part 2)"
It works with my CCID driver so, I think, not with Windows CCID driver.

You do not target Windows. There is a technical reason?

Also I do not see any source code. Maybe it is just a API proposal
with no code available yet?

I already know SConnect for a similar software. But SConnect is not
Free Software


 Dr. Ludovic Rousseau

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