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From Andrew Bartlett <abart...@samba.org>
Subject Re: One Time Identification, a request for comments/testing.
Date Wed, 31 Jan 2007 21:21:49 GMT
On Wed, 2007-01-31 at 15:17 -0600, Nicolas Williams wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 07:51:47AM +1100, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > I think developing a cross-platform USB 'tumb drive' based soft token
> > would be an immense benefit.  It could make PKINIT real for many small
> > sites that do not yet wish to invest in a token stack, and perhaps more
> > importantly, make PKINIT and smart-card login something that developers
> > and interested technical users can test with resources to hand.
> 
> What do you mean by "cross-platform"?

Works with windows desktops too :-)

> OpenSolaris has an OSS (CDDL'ed) PKCS#11 softtoken provider that does
> pretty much what you want.  It stores its files in a filesystem, by
> default in a sub-directory of the user's home directory; filesystem type
> does not matter.  Since you can put filesystems on a USB flash drive
> that should suffice for a "cross-platform" softtoken.
> 
> The specifics of the Solaris softtoken's directory layout and file
> formats are project private interfaces IIRC, but if there's interest I
> imagine that we could document them, make them committed public
> interfaces and help establish a standard for a cross-platform softtoken.

Love also has a PKCS#11 softtoken.  The details that I think might need
work are integration so that the logon systems on various platforms
'know' that the token is there, and the softtoken driver should be used.

Andrew Bartlett

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Andrew Bartlett <abartlet@samba.org>

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