Bug 8250 - Web Access does not support smart card redirection
Summary: Web Access does not support smart card redirection
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Web Access (show other bugs)
Version: trunk
Hardware: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: LowPrio
Assignee: Bugzilla mail exporter
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Reported: 2023-11-06 13:34 CET by William Sjöblom
Modified: 2023-11-07 13:28 CET (History)
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Description William Sjöblom cendio 2023-11-06 13:34:35 CET
There is no support for smart card redirection in Web Access.

We're not sure about the feasibility of this feature with the current set of web standards.
Comment 2 William Sjöblom cendio 2023-11-06 17:24:13 CET
There is apparently a draft web standard for what is seemingly a full PC/SC API that is current being implemented in Chrome:


From the looks of things, universal web browser support for this is likely years away.
Comment 3 William Sjöblom cendio 2023-11-06 17:35:21 CET
There is also the Webauthn API which more or less has universal support among the major browsers:


Webauthn *can* interface with smart cards. The problem is that it is fairly limited in scope. Assuming that the abstraction level of Webauthn is low enough, it may be possible to emulate PC/SC on the server side through Webauthn on the client side. My knowledge of smart cards is a bit too limited to draw any conclusions about this just yet.

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