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KEYGEN tag for IE?

In Netscape there is a tag "KEYGEN" which generates a keypair and sents a certification request to the server.
Is there a similar function/tag for IE or is there another way to generate a keypair and send the request to a server?
Also if the method differs from the one Netscape use how do I on the server side differ between a Netscape and an IE browser requesting a document, so that the server sends the right one back?

For Netscape I have only found KEYGEN for 4.x browsers. Is it possible to use for 3.x? If not how do the server know the difference? The same goes for IE 3.x vs IE 4.x

/ Andreas
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rafisternCommented:
Acoording to my documentation it should work in NS3 as well.

It would not appear that there is a tag to do this in IE. Try MS documentation and website.
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costAuthor Commented:
OK!

I agree that it does also work for Netscape 3 ( it was in there from version 1.0 ), but the important question still remains, How to make IE generate a keypair and request certification from a CA.
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j_powersCommented:
I have checked my resources on this, but nobody seems to want to touch this tag.

However, I did read this from CMPnet's web site (http://www.techweb.com/shopper/reviews/showReview?review_id=13500)

Requesting and downloading a certificate by default means using the Netscape browser KEYGEN tag method. Since that approach is not supported by Internet Explorer, a patch exists to issue certificates to IE. IE activation also requires custom setup on the server for IE requests.

I looked on MS website, and found that there is a way to do this, which will work with IE4.

Here is a VB request for a cert.

objRequest.Submit( Flags As Long, _
                        strRequest As String, _
                        strAttributes As String, _
                        strConfig As String ) As Long

As for IE3, I think you are out of luck on that one.


Hope this helps.
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costAuthor Commented:
ok, thanks. I'll take a look at these thing and see if they help.
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MasseyMCommented:
Use this:

<A HREF="link.htm"><LABEL FOR="ThisWord" ACCESSKEY="T"><U>T</U>his word</LABEL></A>

This will accept the ALT-T for this link.
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