<KEYGEN> ... KEYGEN
The KEYGEN element is a Netscape creation used to process
security transactions with web-based certificate management systems.
This element is used in the context of an HTML form along with other
information needed to construct a certificate request - the
generation of key material and submission of the public key - and
the result of the transaction will be a signed certificate that the
form can use to generate a challenge string paired with the KEYGEN's
Use of the KEYGEN element generates a menu of key-size choices
that the user must choose from. When the form contents are submitted
for processing, a key pair of the selected size is generated. The
private key is encrypted and stored in the local key database.
challenge - Specifies the challenge
string to be packaged with the public key for use in verification of
the form submission. If no challenge string is provided, then it is
encoded as an 'IA5STRING' of length zero.
name - Names the keygen string.
<form METHOD="post" ACTION="http://example.com/secure/keygen/test.cgi"
<keygen NAME="randomkey" CHALLENGE="1234567890">
<input TYPE="text" NAME="Field1" VALUE="Default Text">