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

Ludovic Rousseau ludovic.rousseau at gmail.com
Sat Aug 13 06:24:53 PDT 2022

Hello Daniel,

Le ven. 12 août 2022 à 17:44, Daniel d'Andrada <dandrader at google.com> a écrit :
> [1] https://chromestatus.com/feature/6411735804674048

>From the web page above:

Smart cards are popular in the enterprise and governmental sectors. A
governmental website could identify a citizen by communicating with a
government-issued smart ID card inserted in a card reader without the
need of external, native, applications. Similarly, an enterprise that
issues smart cards to their employees could authenticate them in its
corporate website using the employee's card inserted in a smart card
reader needing only the browser itself."

This is what PKCS#11 is used for. You can do a client web
authentication using your employee badge.

Do you plan to (re)implement a PKCS#11 library equivalent (something
like OpenSC) in JavaScript in the web page?

What are the problems with the "external, native, applications"?


 Dr. Ludovic Rousseau

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