[webkit-gtk] Support for PKCS11 / Smartcard?

mailto428496 mailto628496 at cox.net
Thu Dec 20 09:17:22 PST 2018


I have not gotten a chance to test fedora 29 but maybe I will have some
time as things slow down over the holidays.

I have also submitted this Redhat RFE which may help to prioritize
things :)  We are a somewhat significant paying Redhat customer so
hopefully that will help to move things forward :)




On 12/20/2018 11:20 AM, Michael Catanzaro wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 9:50 PM, mailto428496 <mailto628496 at cox.net>
> wrote:
>> Just curious, how are priorities set as to what functionality or code
>> changes are a priority vs another?  I am guessing it is based on the
>> priorities of the project supporting organizations (such as linux
>> vendors, etc.?).  But it sounds like I am one of the first to ask for
>> smartcards to work?  Given the push for smartcards across the government
>> I would have expected a lot of interest in stuff like this!
> How are things prioritized... based on what seems most critical to me
> on any given day. Things that customers are paying for go up the list.
> :) Sadly I'm really overwhelmed with priority tasks at the moment and
> smartcards are not widely used at all -- I see your request here, plus
> the request on GitLab I just mentioned, and that's it -- so it's not
> going to be a priority. Client authentication is also not widely used
> (I even saw a proposal to drop it from Chrome a few years back) so I
> wouldn't ordinarily prioritize it, but multiple customers are
> interested in this right now, so it will happen sooner or later. And
> I'm hoping that will be all that's needed to make smartcard auth work.
> If not, at least it's the bulk of the work.
> If it turns out the gnutls-pkcs11 backend was important (hopefully
> not!) then some more work will be required to resurrect the relevant
> bits into the main gnutls backend.
> Michael

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