To analyze the possibilities and restrictions related to implementing SPOC for EAC, a bachelor thesis study has recently been performed at the University of Skövde and at PrimeKey Solutions AB.
Conducted in three steps, the study begins with an analysis of the SPOC standard. The results of that analysis were used as input to the next step in which several people involved in developing SPOC were interviewed. Finally a case study was made, with the attempt to see whether or not it was possible to use elliptic curve cryptography in an interoperable environment.
The study analyses potential shortcomings in the SPOC specification, which are believed to potentially cause lack of interoperability between different implementations of SPOC. Also studied are potential interoperability issues arising from the use of elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) for TLS communication between SPOCs.
An abstract of the thesis is available for download (English version), as well as the full thesis written in Swedish.
For more information about the thesis, contact the author:Joakim Kävrestad, joakim.kavrestad(at)his.se
For more information about PrimeKey SPOC and ePassport PKI contact:
Tomas Gustavsson, tomas(at)primekey.se