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chrome.enterprise.platformKeys

  • Description

    Use the chrome.enterprise.platformKeys API to generate keys and install certificates for these keys. The certificates will be managed by the platform and can be used for TLS authentication, network access or by other extension through chrome.platformKeys.

  • Permissions
    enterprise.platformKeys

Note: This API is only for extensions pre-installed by policy.

Usage

Typical usage of this API to enroll a client certificate follows these steps:

  • Get all available tokens using enterprise.platformKeys.getTokens.

  • Find the Token with id equal "user". Use this Token subsequently.

  • Generate a key pair using the generateKey Token method (defined in SubtleCrypto). This will return handle to the key.

  • Export the public key using the exportKey Token method (defined in SubtleCrypto).

  • Create the signature of the certification request's data using the sign Token method (defined in SubtleCrypto).

  • Complete the certification request and send it to the certification authority.

  • If a certificate is received, import it using enterprise.platformKeys.importCertificate

Here's an example that shows the major API interaction except the building and sending of the certification request:

function getUserToken(callback) {
chrome.enterprise.platformKeys.getTokens(function(tokens) {
for (var i = 0; i < tokens.length; i++) {
if (tokens[i].id == "user") {
callback(tokens[i]);
return;
}
}
callback(undefined);
});
}

function generateAndSign(userToken) {
var data = new Uint8Array([0, 5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]);
var algorithm = {
name: "RSASSA-PKCS1-v1_5",
// RsaHashedKeyGenParams
modulusLength: 2048,
publicExponent:
new Uint8Array([0x01, 0x00, 0x01]), // Equivalent to 65537
hash: {
name: "SHA-256",
}
};
var cachedKeyPair;
userToken.subtleCrypto.generateKey(algorithm, false, ["sign"])
.then(function(keyPair) {
cachedKeyPair = keyPair;
return userToken.subtleCrypto.exportKey("spki", keyPair.publicKey);
},
console.log.bind(console))
.then(function(publicKeySpki) {
// Build the Certification Request using the public key.
return userToken.subtleCrypto.sign(
{name : "RSASSA-PKCS1-v1_5"}, cachedKeyPair.privateKey, data);
},
console.log.bind(console))
.then(function(signature) {
// Complete the Certification Request with |signature|.
// Send out the request to the CA, calling back
// onClientCertificateReceived.
},
console.log.bind(console));
}

function onClientCertificateReceived(userToken, certificate) {
chrome.enterprise.platformKeys.importCertificate(userToken.id, certificate);
}

getUserToken(generateAndSign);

Summary

Types

Token

Properties

  • id

    string

    Uniquely identifies this Token.

    Static IDs are "user" and "system", referring to the platform's user-specific and the system-wide hardware token, respectively. Any other tokens (with other identifiers) might be returned by enterprise.platformKeys.getTokens.

  • softwareBackedSubtleCrypto

    SubtleCrypto

    Chrome 97+

    Implements the WebCrypto's SubtleCrypto interface. The cryptographic operations, including key generation, are software-backed. Protection of the keys, and thus implementation of the non-extractable property, is done in software, so the keys are less protected than hardware-backed keys.

    Only non-extractable RSASSA-PKCS1-V1_5 keys with modulusLength up to 2048 can be generated. Each key can be used for signing data at most once.

    Keys generated on a specific Token cannot be used with any other Tokens, nor can they be used with window.crypto.subtle. Equally, Key objects created with window.crypto.subtle cannot be used with this interface.

  • subtleCrypto

    SubtleCrypto

    Implements the WebCrypto's SubtleCrypto interface. The cryptographic operations, including key generation, are hardware-backed.

    Only non-extractable RSASSA-PKCS1-V1_5 keys with modulusLength up to 2048 and ECDSA with namedCurve P-256 can be generated. Each key can be used for signing data at most once.

    Keys generated on a specific Token cannot be used with any other Tokens, nor can they be used with window.crypto.subtle. Equally, Key objects created with window.crypto.subtle cannot be used with this interface.

Methods

challengeMachineKey

chrome.enterprise.platformKeys.challengeMachineKey(
  challenge: ArrayBuffer,
  registerKey?: boolean,
  callback: function,
)
Chrome 50+

Challenges a hardware-backed Enterprise Machine Key and emits the response as part of a remote attestation protocol. Only useful on Chrome OS and in conjunction with the Verified Access Web API which both issues challenges and verifies responses. A successful verification by the Verified Access Web API is a strong signal of all of the following: * The current device is a legitimate Chrome OS device. * The current device is managed by the domain specified during verification. * The current signed-in user is managed by the domain specified during verification. * The current device state complies with enterprise device policy. For example, a policy may specify that the device must not be in developer mode. * Any device identity emitted by the verification is tightly bound to the hardware of the current device. This function is highly restricted and will fail if the current device is not managed, the current user is not managed, or if this operation has not explicitly been enabled for the caller by enterprise device policy. The Enterprise Machine Key does not reside in the "system" token and is not accessible by any other API.

Parameters

  • challenge

    ArrayBuffer

    A challenge as emitted by the Verified Access Web API.

  • registerKey

    boolean optional

    Chrome 59+

    If set, the current Enterprise Machine Key is registered with the "system" token and relinquishes the Enterprise Machine Key role. The key can then be associated with a certificate and used like any other signing key. This key is 2048-bit RSA. Subsequent calls to this function will then generate a new Enterprise Machine Key.

  • callback

    function

    The callback parameter looks like: (response: ArrayBuffer) => void

    • response

      ArrayBuffer

      The challenge response.

challengeUserKey

chrome.enterprise.platformKeys.challengeUserKey(
  challenge: ArrayBuffer,
  registerKey: boolean,
  callback: function,
)
Chrome 50+

Challenges a hardware-backed Enterprise User Key and emits the response as part of a remote attestation protocol. Only useful on Chrome OS and in conjunction with the Verified Access Web API which both issues challenges and verifies responses. A successful verification by the Verified Access Web API is a strong signal of all of the following: * The current device is a legitimate Chrome OS device. * The current device is managed by the domain specified during verification. * The current signed-in user is managed by the domain specified during verification. * The current device state complies with enterprise user policy. For example, a policy may specify that the device must not be in developer mode. * The public key emitted by the verification is tightly bound to the hardware of the current device and to the current signed-in user. This function is highly restricted and will fail if the current device is not managed, the current user is not managed, or if this operation has not explicitly been enabled for the caller by enterprise user policy. The Enterprise User Key does not reside in the "user" token and is not accessible by any other API.

Parameters

  • challenge

    ArrayBuffer

    A challenge as emitted by the Verified Access Web API.

  • registerKey

    boolean

    If set, the current Enterprise User Key is registered with the "user" token and relinquishes the Enterprise User Key role. The key can then be associated with a certificate and used like any other signing key. This key is 2048-bit RSA. Subsequent calls to this function will then generate a new Enterprise User Key.

  • callback

    function

    The callback parameter looks like: (response: ArrayBuffer) => void

    • response

      ArrayBuffer

      The challenge response.

getCertificates

chrome.enterprise.platformKeys.getCertificates(
  tokenId: string,
  callback: function,
)

Returns the list of all client certificates available from the given token. Can be used to check for the existence and expiration of client certificates that are usable for a certain authentication.

Parameters

  • tokenId

    string

    The id of a Token returned by getTokens.

  • callback

    function

    The callback parameter looks like: (certificates: ArrayBuffer[]) => void

    • certificates

      ArrayBuffer[]

      The list of certificates, each in DER encoding of a X.509 certificate.

getTokens

chrome.enterprise.platformKeys.getTokens(
  callback: function,
)

Returns the available Tokens. In a regular user's session the list will always contain the user's token with id "user". If a system-wide TPM token is available, the returned list will also contain the system-wide token with id "system". The system-wide token will be the same for all sessions on this device (device in the sense of e.g. a Chromebook).

Parameters

  • callback

    function

    The callback parameter looks like: (tokens: Token[]) => void

    • tokens

      The list of available tokens.

importCertificate

chrome.enterprise.platformKeys.importCertificate(
  tokenId: string,
  certificate: ArrayBuffer,
  callback?: function,
)

Imports certificate to the given token if the certified key is already stored in this token. After a successful certification request, this function should be used to store the obtained certificate and to make it available to the operating system and browser for authentication.

Parameters

  • tokenId

    string

    The id of a Token returned by getTokens.

  • certificate

    ArrayBuffer

    The DER encoding of a X.509 certificate.

  • callback

    function optional

    The callback parameter looks like: () => void

removeCertificate

chrome.enterprise.platformKeys.removeCertificate(
  tokenId: string,
  certificate: ArrayBuffer,
  callback?: function,
)

Removes certificate from the given token if present. Should be used to remove obsolete certificates so that they are not considered during authentication and do not clutter the certificate choice. Should be used to free storage in the certificate store.

Parameters

  • tokenId

    string

    The id of a Token returned by getTokens.

  • certificate

    ArrayBuffer

    The DER encoding of a X.509 certificate.

  • callback

    function optional

    The callback parameter looks like: () => void