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I am researching a situation where we need to access client-side ActiveX components to capture fingerprints (using equipment attached to the client machine) from an ASP.NET web application.

The ActiveX components are installed on the client and properly registered. In other words, these components comprise a separate installed product to be assumed present at run-time.

Is this possible?

What I have tried:

I haven't been able to find any really relevant hits in my searches. Some come close but they're not recent; many involving <gasp> WinXP.
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F-ES Sitecore 22-Jan-18 10:23am
   
In order to access them you'll need to use javascript, and for that they'll need to be marked as safe for scripting. If this product isn't explicitly designed to work over the web then it's unlikely you're going to get it working.
MikeTheFid 22-Jan-18 10:35am
   
Thank you for your reply.

I do have a JNI for COM object access on the client-side. Can I access a JAR from ASP.NET or am I restricted to javascript->JAR?

(As you can no doubt tell, I'm a newbie when it comes to ASP.NET.)
F-ES Sitecore 22-Jan-18 10:40am
   
javascript (not java) can interact directly with ActiveX objects however ActiveX support isn't present on all browsers and Microsoft are even dropping support from IE\Edge so as a web technology it's on its way out which makes me wonder if this product is designed to be used from the web.
MikeTheFid 22-Jan-18 10:43am
   
My position exactly! I have been lobbying for a thin client to access locally attached equipment plus REST for data movement.

But I have to do due diligence...

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