GlobalPlatform has released a white paper that outline its technical contribution and commitment to the near field communication mobile market. The document outlines the technical foundation created by the smart card specifications body for the management of multi-application, multi-actor and multi-business model NFC implementations. It also presents GlobalPlatform’s plans to develop future specifications for this market.
The white paper, entitled “The GlobalPlatform Proposition for NFC Mobile: Secure Element Management & Messaging,” details how GlobalPlatform Specifications are able to support roles in the NFC ecosystem. It outlines the roles and responsibilities of each player in the maintenance of an end-to-end security chain, which is required for the secure management of over-the-air applications between a service provider’s back office and the secure element on a chip.
The document additionally presents an overview of how GlobalPlatform technology can add value to different NFC business relationship models, referencing models which can be found – either in pilot or roll out stage – in the global marketplace. It ultimately aims to educate readers that a scalable and sustainable NFC ecosystem can only be realized through the promotion of standard communication, facilitation of interaction between new entities and the avoidance of proprietary solutions.
The white paper covers three topics:
- The new functional features that will be required in the back-office management systems to optimally manage a GlobalPlatform Secure Element, with specific focus on products compliant with the GlobalPlatform UICC Configuration;
- The role and contribution that trusted service managers can make to transport, command and/or manage keys and certificates;
- The capabilities of the GlobalPlatform Messaging Specification to define standardized messages that can be exchanged between disparate systems in a GlobalPlatform compliant environment.
The paper can be downloaded Read more here.