Lacuna Web PKI
Web PKI is part of our line of public key infrastructure (PKI) solutions. We encourage you to check out the PKI Solutions Guide to make sure this is the right product for your case.
The main features are:
- Displaying available certificates (either software- or hardware-based)
- Obtaining public properties of certificates (name, email address, etc.)
- Reading a certificate's binary encoding
- Signing data (or a pre-computed digest) with a certificate
The Web PKI component's main goal is to perform the client-side processing necessary for operations with digital certificates. An example would be performing digital signatures in a web remote signature using a server-side SDK (Software Development Kit):
|Client-side (Lacuna Web PKI)||Server-side (SDK on server)|
|1||Retrieve the certificate's binary encoding and submit to the server||Prepare the signature, preparing the actual bytes that will serve as input to the signature algorithm ("to-sign-bytes" or "signed attributes")|
|2||Sign the "to-sign-bytes" using a signature algorithm and send the output to the server||Assemble the signature package -- either a signed PDF, a CMS envelope (PKCS#7) or a XmlDSig node, depending on the kind of signature being done|
See the article Get started to start using Web PKI.