When you apply for a Digital Signature Certificate, (i.e. when you generate your 'Certificate Request'), a unique cryptographic key pair is generated. This key pair, along with your certificate, forms the basis of your digital identity and allows you to digitally sign and encrypt information.
Given the criticality of these cryptographic keys, it is extremely important to store them in a secure location that can be accessed only by you. Controller of Certifying Authorities vide order no CCA/DC(T)/2013 -98 (pt.) dated 25th October 2013 has made it mandatory that no Class 2 or Class 3 DSCs are issued where the key pair is not generated on a FIPS 140-1/2 Level 2 validated hardware Cryptographic Token.
Kyrah Tech promotes the usage of the following token:
eToken PRO is a USB device that users can carry with them wherever they go. Digital credentials are securely stored and easily available.
In order to authenticate with eToken PRO, users simply plug the device into the USB port and enter their eToken password.
eToken PRO supports all eToken PKI and password management applications, as well as software development tools for seamless integration with third-party applications. In addition, eToken PRO can be customized to include RFID, logo printing, and unique colors for branding purposes.
By supporting industry standard security interfaces and systems, the eToken PRO USB device ensures easy integration with your organization's current infrastructure and security strategy.
The eToken PRO USB device allows strong user authentication and a variety of flexible security solutions without requiring any special readers or complex back-end infrastructure.
|Supported Operating Systems||
|API & Standards Support||PKCS#11 V2.20, MS CryptoAPI and CNG (CSP, KSP), Mac Keychain (TokenD), Java Card 2.2.2, GlobalPlatform Version 2.1.1, PC/SC, X.509 v3 certificate storage, SSL v3, IPSec/IKE|
|On-Board Security Algorithms||RSA 1024-bit / 2048-bit, DES, 3DES, SHA1, ECC p.256/p.394|
|Dimensions||52 x 16 x 8 mm (2.05 x 0.63 x 0.31 inches)|
|ISO Specification Support||Support for ISO 7816-1 to 4 specifications|
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)|
|Humidity Rating||0-100% without condensation|
|Water Resistance Certification||IP X7 – IEC 529|
|USB Connector||USB type A; supports USB 1.1 and 2.0 (full speed and high speed)|
|Casing||Hard molded plastic, tamper evident|
|Memory Data Retention||At least 10 years|
|Memory Cell Rewrites||At least 500,000|