Changes between Version 28 and Version 29 of HOWTO


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Timestamp:
05/02/17 11:14:57 (14 months ago)
Author:
Samuli Seppänen
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Fix pkcs#11 link

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  • HOWTO

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    734734''This standard specifies an API, called Cryptoki, to devices which hold cryptographic information and perform cryptographic functions. Cryptoki, pronounced "crypto-key" and short for cryptographic token interface, follows a simple object-based approach, addressing the goals of technology independence (any kind of device) and resource sharing (multiple applications accessing multiple devices), presenting to applications a common, logical view of the device called a cryptographic token.''
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    736 Source: RSA Security Inc. (the original, now broken link: http://www.rsasecurity.com/rsalabs/pkcs/pkcs-11).
     736Source: RSA Security Inc. (https://www.emc.com/emc-plus/rsa-labs/standards-initiatives/pkcs-11-cryptographic-token-interface-standard.htm).
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    738738To summarize, PKCS!#11 is a standard that can be used by application software to access cryptographic tokens such as smart cards and other devices. Most device vendors provide a library that implements the PKCS!#11 provider interface -- this library can be used by applications in order to access these devices. PKCS!#11 is a cross-platform, vendor-independent free standard.