We have handed over the first deployment of our CloudFoxy (smart cards over RESTful API) for PDF signing and it is now in live use. Here are a few observations of mine about dependencies, performance, and delivery.
We have implemented a solution for eIDAS USB smart cards, with no drivers on user computers. We simply access smart cards HTTPS to sign PDF documents. A solution, which can be automated, integrated with an internal IT infrastructure, and managed by a dedicated support.
We have upgraded the KeyChest infrastructure to serve the growing user base. It is the first step for our new version, with real-time notifications, internal certificate monitoring, automated renewals, and faster discovery of new certificates.
Our certificate monitoring KeyChest has an initial RESTful API for remote enrolment of new certificates and for checking certificate expiry. Its design supports automation without any initial security/authorization setup.
Amazon is pretty good at providing a cloud platform with all the tools and infrastructure you may possibly need without looking into the small print. CPU credits are an exception.
Point of discussion: “… No matter how much we rapture on about the virtues of Cyber Security, to The Business, we might as well be explaining the function of the U-bend. …”
One would expect that when you decide to secure your web-server traffic with HTTPS, you do it for the security. Some, however, do it mostly to improve their SEO. CloudFlare flexible SSL is exactly for this.
This text is about creating a process around planning certificate renewals. As part of our KeyChest re-design, we created a sequence of meaningful checks for TLS certificates to get them always renewed before your web services go down.
We checked recent statistics of the KeyChest service. While the overall load is gradually increasing, we also increase the number of checks we perform. It’s now over 500,000 a day since March 26. But we should be fine till a major system upgrade coming soon.
Rick is for me a real legend. He helped me with a design of one of my products and ever since, I admired his personality, approach to the design and his general attitude to technology and design. I was very sad to read he had passed away on the 24th of April.