First Draft Of Web Cryptography API
First Draft Of Web Cryptography API
Written by Alex Armstrong   
Monday, 17 September 2012

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C),  the body responsible for web standards, has published a working draft of an API designed to improve the security of web apps.

 

The draft has been authored by security specialists from Mozilla and Google and is a specification for a JavaScript API for performing basic cryptographic operations in web applications, such as hashing, signature generation and verification, and encryption and decryption.

It will therefore enable web applications to check a user's identity in more secure ways than are currently possible between browsers and HTTP servers.

Uses for the API include user or service authentication, document or code signing, and the confidentiality and integrity of communications. You can also use the API to think up ad-hoc applications of cryptography within your own apps.

The W3C Web Cryptography Working Group is looking for feedback on:

 

  • developer convenience for managing keys and algorithms;
  • comments on open issues the WG is currently dealing with, highlighted in this working draft;
  • potential missing functionalities to deploy secure web applications.

 

 

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