KDE and smartcard support

George Staikos staikos at kde.org
Tue May 22 16:58:02 BST 2007

On 22-May-07, at 11:32 AM, Alon Bar-Lev wrote:

> On 5/22/07, George Staikos <staikos at kde.org> wrote:
>> > If KDE offers TLS/SSL operations via a specific interface, such as
>> > "KIO", the KIO should provide this service for software and  
>> hardware
>> > based cryptography.
>>    Via an interface that is implemented elsewhere.  Therefore all
>> that is needed in KIO is an interface.  The library and
>> implementation choice is irrelevant.
> But how konqueror will know which interface to use when it initiate
> TLS/SSL session?
> And if I just write https://asdsadsad/sadsad in kplayer will it use
> the smartcard enabled interface?
> So actually you suggest two TLS/SSL implementation in KDE.

   No I don't.  We already went over this in private mail.  I suggest  
that we implement KIO's SSL as needed, and you put an interface for  
what you need there.  Then you can implement it outside, not drag in  
any dependencies, and not affect implementation inside KIO.  You can  
use QCA or whatever you want then.

George Staikos
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