Welcome to the OpenOCES project

Overview

OpenOCES is a project dedicated to the development of free software components for the Danish OCES PKI. Since OCES is based on the X.509 standard, some of the OpenOCES subprojects, such as OpenSign, can be used in any X.509 based PKI. Read more about the OpenOCES project and OCES in generalhere.

Currently, OpenOCES hosts 3 projects:

  • OpenSign - an applet for signing text and logon
  • OpenOCES API - a convenience API for handling OCES certificates and signatures generated by OpenSign
  • OpenCert - a standalone application for issuance of OCES certificates

Latest news

OpenSign v2.1.14 has been released
23 May 2014

OpenSign v2.1.14 has been released.

Fixed: Clicking Browse button in the applet would cause browser to freeze.

OpenSign v2.1.12 has been released
20 January 2014

OpenSign v2.1.12 has been released.

This release has modified MANIFEST attributes, to comply with newer java releases.

OpenSign v2.1.10 has been released
21 March 2013

OpenSign v2.1.10 has been released.

This release includes support for PKCS#11 hardware tokens (Cryptoki).

OpenSign v2.0.0 has been released
10 Oktober 2012

OpenSign v2.0.0 has been released.

This release includes support for signing PDF documents.

OpenSign v1.8.0 has been released
08 March 2011

OpenSign v1.8.0 has been released.

This release includes support for SHA256 and a number of security improvements.

OpenSign v1.6.9 has been released
08 July 2010

OpenSign v1.6.9 has been released.

This release includes support for x64 versions of Internet Explorer, Mac OS X dialog fixes, handling of absolute paths for HTML-based key files, automatic detection of HTML based key files in the .oces folder and a number of security improvements.

OpenSign v1.6.5 has been released
16 October 2008

OpenSign v1.6.5 has been released.

This release includes important security improvements. Secondly the signed binary applets are now signed by DanID instead of TDC. The old TDC code signing certificate will be revoked within weeks, so everybody is urged to upgrade to OpenSign v1.6.5 as soon as possible.

Read the full release announcement here.

Preannouncement of OpenSign v1.6.5
10 October 2008

On October 16 2008 a new version 1.6.5 of OpenSign will be released.

Note that the released version will be signed by DanID. TDC has transferred all PKI activities to DanID including the management ofOpenOCES.org. DanID is a company fully owned by PBS.

The TDC certificate which is used for signing the current stable release of OpenSign and OpenLogon will be revoked shortly after the release.

Searchable mail archives now available
9 August 2007

We now have searchable archives of our mailing lists. The search archives are available from themailing list overview.

OpenSign v1.6.4 has been released
13 June 2007

This release implements two fixes from the unstable v1.7.x branch. Most importantly it fixes a bug causing certificates accessed through Microsoft CryptoAPI to be unavailable when the applet is executed in protected mode on Windows Vista. Secondly, this release fixes a bug causing the applets to not work properly from within the Opera browser.

Read the full release announcement here.

Open Source Your Summer
10 June 2007

We officially announce ourOpen Source Your Summer '07 Initiative (OSYS '07). The initiative provides an opportunity for students to work on an OpenOCES project under favourable conditions.

Read more detailshere.

OpenSign v1.7.0 has been released
9 May 2007

This release fixes a bug causing certificates accessed through Microsoft CryptoAPI to be unavailable when the applet is executed in protected mode on Windows Vista. The release also features a new keystore type contributed by Felix Garcia Borrego.

Read the full release announcement here.

OpenSign v1.6.3 has been released
9 May 2007

This release introduces caching of information obtained through Microsoft CryptoAPI for improved performance. Read the full release announcementhere.

OpenSign v1.6.2 has been released
25 Marts 2007

This release contains minor fixes and enhancements including sorting af certificates and a Microsoft Vista temporary workaround. Read the full release announcementhere.

OpenSign v1.6.1 has been released
29 November 2006

This release fixes an unfortunate plugin checksum mismatch in OpenSign v1.6.0. Read the full release announcement here.