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Manual Reference Pages  -  P11TOOL (1)

NAME

-Font]p11tool - GnuTLS PKCS #11 tool

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Examples

SYNOPSIS

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Operands and options may be intermixed. They will be reordered.

DESCRIPTION

Program that allows operations on PKCS #11 smart cards and security modules.

To use PKCS #11 tokens with GnuTLS the p11-kit configuration files need to be setup. That is create a .module file in /etc/pkcs11/modules with the contents ’module: /path/to/pkcs11.so’. Alternatively the configuration file /etc/gnutls/pkcs11.conf has to exist and contain a number of lines of the form ’load=/usr/lib/opensc-pkcs11.so’.

You can provide the PIN to be used for the PKCS #11 operations with the environment variables GNUTLS_PIN and GNUTLS_SO_PIN.

OPTIONS

    Tokens

List all available tokens.
 

List the URLs available tokens.
 

This is a more compact version of --list-tokens.

List all available mechanisms in a token.
 

Initializes a PKCS #11 token.
 

Specify the PIN to use on token initialization.
 

Alternatively the GNUTLS_PIN environment variable may be used.

Specify the Security Officer’s PIN to use on token initialization.
 

Alternatively the GNUTLS_SO_PIN environment variable may be used.

    Object listing

List all available objects in a token.
 

List all available certificates in a token.
 

List all certificates that have an associated private key.
 

List all available private keys in a token.
 

Lists all the private keys in a token that match the specified URL.

This is an alias for the --list-all-privkeys option.
This is an alias for the --list-all-privkeys option.
List all available certificates marked as trusted.
 

Export the object specified by the URL.
 

Export the certificate specified by the URL and its chain of trust.
 

Exports the certificate specified by the URL and generates its chain of trust based on the stored certificates in the module.

Export the public key for a private key.
 

Exports the public key for the specified private key

List information on an available object in a token.
 

    Key generation

Generate an RSA private-public key pair.
 

Generates an RSA private-public key pair on the specified token.

Generate a DSA private-public key pair.
 

Generates a DSA private-public key pair on the specified token.

Generate an ECDSA private-public key pair.
 

Generates an ECDSA private-public key pair on the specified token.

Specify the number of bits for key generate.
  This option takes an integer number as its argument.

Specify the curve used for EC key generation.
 

Supported values are secp192r1, secp224r1, secp256r1, secp384r1 and secp521r1.

Specify the security level.
 

This is alternative to the bits option. Available options are [low, legacy, medium, high, ultra].

    Writing objects

Set the CKA_ID (in hex) for the specified by the URL object.
  This option must not appear in combination with any of the following options: write.

Modifies or sets the CKA_ID in the specified by the URL object. The ID should be specified in hexadecimal format without a ’0x’ prefix.

Set the CKA_LABEL for the specified by the URL object.
  This option must not appear in combination with any of the following options: write, set-id.

Modifies or sets the CKA_LABEL in the specified by the URL object

Writes the loaded objects to a PKCS #11 token.
 

It can be used to write private keys, certificates or secret keys to a token. Must be combined with a --load option.

Deletes the objects matching the given PKCS #11 URL.
 

Sets a label for the write operation.
 

Sets an ID for the write operation.
 

Sets the CKA_ID to be set by the write operation. The ID should be specified in hexadecimal format without a ’0x’ prefix.

Marks the generated key to be a wrapping key.
  The no-mark-wrap form will disable the option.

Marks the generated key with the CKA_WRAP flag.

Marks the object to be written as trusted.
  The no-mark-trusted form will disable the option.

Marks the object to be generated/written with the CKA_TRUST flag.

Marks the object to be written for decryption.
  The no-mark-decrypt form will disable the option.

Marks the object to be generated/written with the CKA_DECRYPT flag set to true.

Marks the object to be written for signature generation.
  The no-mark-sign form will disable the option.

Marks the object to be generated/written with the CKA_SIGN flag set to true.

Marks the object to be written as a CA.
  The no-mark-ca form will disable the option.

Marks the object to be generated/written with the CKA_CERTIFICATE_CATEGORY as CA.

Marks the object to be written as private.
  The no-mark-private form will disable the option. This option is enabled by default.

Marks the object to be generated/written with the CKA_PRIVATE flag. The written object will require a PIN to be used.

This is an alias for the --mark-trusted option.
This is an alias for the --mark-ca option.
This is an alias for the --mark-private option.
Provide a hex encoded secret key.
 

This secret key will be written to the module if --write is specified.

Private key file to use.
 

Public key file to use.
 

Certificate file to use.
 

    Other options

Enable debugging.
  This option takes an integer number as its argument. The value of -Font]number] is constrained to being:


in the range  0 through 9999

Specifies the debug level.

Output file.
 

Force (user) login to token.
  The no-login form will disable the option.

Force security officer login to token.
  The no-so-login form will disable the option.

Forces login to the token as security officer (admin).

This is an alias for the --so-login option.
Tests the signature operation of the provided object.
 

It can be used to test the correct operation of the signature operation. If both a private and a public key are available this operation will sign and verify the signed data.

Generate random data.
  This option takes an integer number as its argument.

Asks the token to generate a number of bytes of random bytes.

Use PKCS #8 format for private keys.
 

Use DER/RAW format for input.
  The no-inder form will disable the option.

Use DER/RAW format for input certificates and private keys.

This is an alias for the --inder option.
Use DER format for output certificates, private keys, and DH parameters.
  The no-outder form will disable the option.

The output will be in DER or RAW format.

This is an alias for the --outder option.
Specify the PKCS #11 provider library.
 

This will override the default options in /etc/gnutls/pkcs11.conf

Print detailed URLs.
  The no-detailed-url form will disable the option.

Print a compact listing using only the URLs.
 

Disable all interaction with the tool.
 

In batch mode there will be no prompts, all parameters need to be specified on command line.

Display usage information and exit.
Pass the extended usage information through a pager.
Output version of program and exit. The default mode is ‘v’, a simple
  version. The ‘c’ mode will print copyright information and ‘n’ will print the full copyright notice.

EXAMPLES

To view all tokens in your system use:

$ p11tool --list-tokens

To view all objects in a token use:


$ p11tool --login --list-all "pkcs11:TOKEN-URL"

To store a private key and a certificate in a token run:


$ p11tool --login --write "pkcs11:URL" --load-privkey key.pem --label "Mykey" $ p11tool --login --write "pkcs11:URL" --load-certificate cert.pem --label "Mykey"
Note that some tokens require the same label to be used for the certificate and its corresponding private key.

To generate an RSA private key inside the token use:


$ p11tool --login --generate-rsa --bits 1024 --label "MyNewKey" --outfile MyNewKey.pub "pkcs11:TOKEN-URL"
The bits parameter in the above example is explicitly set because some tokens only support limited choices in the bit length. The output file is the corresponding public key. This key can be used to general a certificate request with certtool.

certtool --generate-request --load-privkey "pkcs11:KEY-URL" --load-pubkey MyNewKey.pub --outfile request.pem

EXIT STATUS

One of the following exit values will be returned:
Successful program execution.
The operation failed or the command syntax was not valid.
libopts had an internal operational error. Please report
  it to autogen-users@lists.sourceforge.net. Thank you.

SEE ALSO

certtool(1)

AUTHORS

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos, Simon Josefsson and others; see /usr/share/doc/gnutls/AUTHORS for a complete list.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2000-2016 Free Software Foundation, and others all rights reserved. This program is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 3 or later.

BUGS

Please send bug reports to: bugs@gnutls.org

NOTES

This manual page was AutoGen-erated from the p11tool option definitions.
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3.4.10 P11TOOL (1) 03 Mar 2016

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