OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

pki-tc message

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]

Subject: Standards for Web-signing II

The answer to my earlier request seems to be:

There are apparently no standards and nothing in the works either
with respect to signing on-line data on the web using Internet browsers.

Since web-signing is today [*] used by many, many, more people
and organizations than there are users of signed e-email, I remain puzzled.

Is the PKI community really just a bunch of "nerds", mostly
out of touch with the needs of the market?  The question is open.

*] Like Scandinavian banks having > 0.5M of users.
All current systems rely on entirely proprietary mechanisms.
Most of the vendors even require NDAs for getting the documentation.

Anders Rundgren

----- Original Message -----
From: "Anders Rundgren" <anders.rundgren@telia.com>
To: <pki-tc@lists.oasis-open.org>; <ietf-pkix@imc.org>; <ietf-smime@imc.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2003 14:07
Subject: [pki-tc] Standards for Web-signing

I just wanted to know the status of possible standardization
efforts regarding signing on-line forms etc. on web.  As web-signing
is a core function of many e-governments when communicating
with their citizens it seems that this should be standardized if
not already is.

Pointers are welcome.  Off-list or on-list.

Anders Rundgren

To unsubscribe from this mailing list (and be removed from the roster of the OASIS TC), go to

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]