[Botan-devel] Botan CVC certificates help
lloyd at randombit.net
Wed Mar 17 13:00:58 EDT 2010
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On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 11:47:33AM +0100, gigi radio wrote:
> Hi!I just discovered botan and I recently built the latest stable release
> (1.8.8), compiled with visual studio 2008 professional (with cvc module
> The build process works fine, but when I try to create a CVC self-signed
> certificate (using CVC_EAC::create_self_signed_cert function ) I obtain the
> following exception:
> Any idea on how to fix these lines of code in order to create the
> Thanks in advance for your help.
The merge of CVC code in Botan 1.8 was incomplete (obviously); after I
realized this I stopped advertising CVC support on the web site. :)
I added the EAC key encoding code from InSiTo in version 1.9.4
However there are still numerous bugs/problems with the code, and (if
you enable the tests by uncommenting the line in checks.cpp), you'll
see even the simple tests fail.
I am not sure how serious these bugs are.
I am not sure when I'll have time to look at the code further; the day
I have not heard from the folks at FlexSecure (who originally wrote
the CVC code) in quite a while, and am unsure if they will want to or
are able to take a look at the problems.
If you want to help, I'd recommend checking out the very latest
codebase with monotone  (or at least use the latest snapshot ),
and then comparing that code's behavior with InSiTo . The BSI
guidelines for passports might be helpful . I'd be happy to help
you as much as I can.
If you need CVC today, it appears that EJBCA  supports it.
Sorry for the likely unsatisfactory answer.
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