Monday, November 1, 2010

Debian Miniconf Paris/2010

I presented a talk titled "Smart cards in Debian" at the Debian Miniconf Paris, October 2010.

The slides (in English) of my talk are available online. The idea was to stay at a high level and present the different layers use in the smart card world. So no lines of code or screen dumps.

The topics are:
  • ISO 7816-1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Private/proprietary specifications
  • Publicly documented specifications
  • Programmable smart cards
  • CCID
  • PC/SC
  • PKCS#11
  • Python PC/SC wrapper
  • Python PKCS#11 wrapper
  • Electronic ID cards
I did not go into details. I wanted to show a big picture of the different smart card layers. That may be one of the most difficult things in a domain: know what to install and what layer is used by which one.

Comments are welcome.

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