ITP: ctapi-cyberjack-2.0.5mp - REINER SCT cyberJack pinpad/e-com USB chipcard reader driver
I just filed the following ITP intended to resolve Bug #203976.
REINER SCT cyberJack pinpad/e-com USB chipcard reader driver
This driver for the REINER SCT cyberJack pinpad/e-com USB
family of chipcard readers implements the CT-API 1.1
Depending on your particular device, the driver either
consists of a kernel and userspace part, or is implemented
completely in userspace.
The following table provides an overview about the current
Product ProductID Kernel Userspace
REINER SCT cyberJack pinpad USB 0x100 yes old
REINER SCT cyberJack e-com USB 0x100 yes old
REINER SCT cyberJack pinpad_a USB 0x300 no new
For more information about the smart card reader itself please
visit http://www.reiner-sct.com/. There is also a shop where
the the readers can be ordered online.
Copyright (c) 2004 REINER SCT GmbH
Debian seems to be one of the few distributions without a packaged
version of this driver. I intend to fix this :-).
REINER SCT mention that they're working on a Debian package in the
README file. I contacted them about the package along with a dependency
issue, but didn't get an answer on the packaging thing or a planned
release date. As it's LGPL licensed, I think it makes sense to package
it right away.
This library is needed for PKI applications using the CT-API with the
ReinerSCT USB card readers. I've successfully tested the lib with
SecCommerce's SecSigner300 Java Applet, which is used by a large
financial group here in Austria. In some cases, the applet commits
suicide which will kill Firefox :-/. I'll debug this ASAP and ask
SecCommerce to fix it. One of these cases is a running pcscd -
probably there's something wrong with the locking mechanism for the
PKI is starting to fly here in Austria, as major banks, the postal
service and other organizations are playing registration offices for a
large certification service provider (A-Trust). Applications include
of course all the bank transactions that were formerly using PINs and
TANs (TransAktionsNummer, German for transaction code), signing e-mails,
but also digital signatures that are legally binding according to the
References (sorry, everything only available in German)