Open Smart Card Development Platform

"Why use more than one scripting environment for all your smart card simulation, testing, data preparation, personalization and key management needs ?" - Andreas Schwier, OpenSCDP founder

The Open Smart Card Development Platform (OpenSCDP) is a collection of tools for the development, test and deployment of smart card and public key infrastructure applications. It uses the capabilities of Global Platform Scripting, Profile and Messaging technology to provide unsurpassed flexibility and development speed.

The tools are written in Java and use JavaScript as scripting language. Smart card access is provided through an enhanced version of the OpenCard Framework. Drivers are included for most ISO 7816-4 based smart cards, PC/SC and CT-API card readers. The platform provides full cryptographic support for algorithms commonly used by smart cards.

Tools, libraries and documentation for the Open Smart Card Development Platform are provided as Open Source under the GNU Public License (GPL). The software can be downloaded and used free of charge.

OpenSCDP is the tool box used by CardContact when providing consulting services. It has been successfully used in major card projects and is utilized by a number of third party companies in their respective products.

Take a look at the screenshots to get an idea of what the software looks like.

Architecture Overview

Smart Card Shell (SCSH3) is a command line oriented runtime environment for scripts.

Smart Card Scripting Environment for Eclipse (SSE4E) is an integrated development environment.

Scripting Server is a web application that allows to run scripts on a web server.

Project Status

Version 3.7 of the Smart Card Shell (SCSH3) is released.

An EAC-PKI for testing and development purposes has been added to the script collection.

A first beta version of the new ScriptingServer is available.

Version 3.6 of the Smart Card Shell (SCSH3) is released.

The Smart Card Scripting Environment for Eclipse (SSE4E) is available for download.

Features planned for upcoming releases are listed in the OpenSCPD Roadmap.

New versions are announced on the project page at freshmeat.

Related Projects

GlobalTester is a plug-in for the popular Eclipse platform and allows the execution of a set of test scripts structured with XML and defined using JavaScript. GlobalTester uses the Smart Card Shell as underlying scripting engine.

Other Smart Card related Open Source Projects

Smart Card Resources on the Internet

New to smart cards ? Try the excellent "Smart Card Handbook" to bring yourself up to speed.


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