WebCrypto Key Discovery Note Published

March 29th, 2016

The Web Cryptography Working Group has published a Group Note of WebCrypto Key Discovery. This note describes a JavaScript API for discovering named, 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, importation and unwrapping 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. This note concerns only keys which have all three of these properties.