Net iD – CSP
The cryptographic standard interface Microsoft CryptoAPI CSP is available through the name “Net iD – CSP”. More information about the standard can be obtained from Microsoft Developer Network
This allows the product to cooperate with applications, which support this interface, for example Microsoft Internet Explorer.
A couple of more specific links
Working with Certificates http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms731899.aspx
Using Cryptography http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa388162(v=VS.85).aspx
Cryptography Reference http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa380256(v=VS.85).aspx
Example C Program: Certificate Store Operations http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa382037(VS.85).aspx
Don’t forget this…
Your application will not be platform independent.
We strongly suggest that you do not use integration on a key container level according to information that can be found on the Internet. Use only integration made on cetificate level, your application will then be card reader, card model, and CSP independent.
How revocation control really works in a Microsoft environment…