(LiveHacking.Com) – The Web Cryptography Working Group, part of the W3C web standards consortium, has published the First Public Working Draft of Web Cryptography API. The API, which itself is agnostic of the underlying implementation of key storage, provides a way that allow rich web applications to perform basic cryptographic operations.
The API also provides interfaces for key generation, key derivation, key import and export, and key discovery.
The group will is now looking for discussion and feedback on this draft document by web developers, companies, standardization bodies or forums interested in deployment of secure services with web applications. More versions of the standard will be published in 2013 and the final specification should be released in 2014.