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Developer's Guide to Oracle Solaris Security     Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 Information Library
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1.  Oracle Solaris Security for Developers (Overview)

2.  Developing Privileged Applications

3.  Writing PAM Applications and Services

4.  Writing Applications That Use GSS-API

5.  GSS-API Client Example

6.  GSS-API Server Example

7.  Writing Applications That Use SASL

8.  Introduction to the Oracle Solaris Cryptographic Framework

9.  Writing User-Level Cryptographic Applications and Providers

10.  Using the Smart Card Framework

Oracle Solaris Smart Card Framework Overview

Developing Smart Card Consumer Applications

SCF Session Interfaces

SCF Terminal Interfaces

SCF Card and Miscellaneous Interfaces

Developing an IFD Handler for Smart Card Terminals

Installation of Smart Card Terminals

A.  Sample C-Based GSS-API Programs

B.  GSS-API Reference

C.  Specifying an OID

D.  Source Code for SASL Example

E.  SASL Reference Tables

F.  Packaging and Signing Cryptographic Providers



Developing an IFD Handler for Smart Card Terminals

Smart card terminals that are developed for the Oracle Solaris OS use the same set of APIs that are used by linux smart card terminals. If you have not previously developed an IFD handler, then you should visit one of the web sites for the linux environment that provide IFD source code, such as To develop an IFD handler for smart card terminals in the Solaris operating system, you need to include /usr/include/smartcard/ifdhandler.h and implement the following interfaces:

Note - The IFDHCreateChannel(), IFDHSetCapabilities(), and IFDHControl() are not currently used, but these interfaces might be required in future releases.

The IFDHICCPresence() and IFDHPowerICC() function are useful for testing. For example, you can use the IFDHICCPresence() function to test the presence of a card in the slot. One way to check the smart card power is functioning normally is to use the IFDHPowerICC() function. This function gets the Answer to Reset (ATR) value of the inserted smart card.