[cryptography] Three drafts published by the Web Cryptography Working Group
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08 January 2013
The Web Cryptography Working Group has published three documents
* A Working Draft of Web Cryptography API. This specification
operations in web applications, such as hashing, signature generation
and verification, and encryption and decryption. Additionally, it
describes an API for applications to generate and/or manage the keying
material necessary to perform these operations. Uses for this API
range from user or service authentication, document or code signing,
and the confidentiality and integrity of communications.
* A First Public Working Draft of WebCrypto Key Discovery. This
origin-specific pre-provisioned cryptographic keys for use with the
Web Cryptography API. Pre-provisioned keys are keys which have been
made available to the UA by means other than the generation,
derivation, imporation functions of the Web Cryptography API.
Origin-specific keys are keys that are available only to a specified
origin. Named keys are identified by a name assumed to be known to the
origin in question and provisioned with the key itself.
* A First Public Working Draft of Web Cryptography API Use Cases.
This document is an informative overview of the target use cases for a
cryptographic API for the web. These use cases, described as
scenarios, represent some of the set of expected functionality that
may be achieved by the Web Cryptography API, which provides an API for
cryptographic operations such as encryption and decryption, and the
Key Discovery API, which specifically covers the ability to access
cryptographic keys that have been pre-provisioned.
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