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pkcs11-tool - utility for managing and using PKCS #11 security tokens
utility is used to manage the data objects on smart cards and similar PKCS #11 security tokens. Users can list and read PINs, keys and certificates stored on the token. User PIN authentication is performed for those operations that require it.
Authenticate to the token before performing other operations. This option is not needed if a PIN is provided on the command line.
--pin pin, -p pin
Use the given
for token operations. WARNING: Be careful using this option as other users may be able to read the command line from the system or if it is embedded in a script.
This option will also set the
Use the given
as the Security Officer PIN for some token operations (token initialization, user PIN initialization, etc). The same warning as
also applies here.
Initializes a token: set the token label as well as a Security Officer PIN (the label must be specified using
Initializes the user PIN. This option differs from --change-pin in that it sets the user PIN for the first time. Once set, the user PIN can be changed using
Change the user PIN on the token
Performs some tests on the token. This option is most useful when used with either
Displays general token information.
Displays a list of available slots on the token.
Displays a list of mechanisms supported by the token.
Displays a list of objects.
Sign some data.
Hash some data.
--mechanism mechanism, -m mechanism
Use the specified
for token operations. See
for a list of mechanisms supported by your token.
Generate a new key pair (public and private pair.)
--write-object id, -w id
Write a key or certificate object to the token.
--type type, -y type
Specify the type of object to operate on. Examples are
--id id, -d id
Specify the id of the object to operate on.
--label name, -a name
Specify the name of the object to operate on (or the token label when
Specify the id of the slot to use.
Specify the name of the slot to use.
--set-id id, -e id
Set the CKA_ID of the object.
Extract information from
(DER-encoded certificate file) and create the corresponding attributes when writing an object to the token. Example: the certificate subject name is used to create the CKA_SUBJECT attribute.
--input-file path, -i path
Specify the path to a file for input.
--output-file path, -o path
Specify the path to a file for output.
Specify a PKCS#11 module (or library) to load.
--moz-cert path, -z path
Tests a Mozilla-like keypair generation and certificate request. Specify the
to the certificate file.
to be more verbose. Specify this flag several times to enable debug output in the OpenSC library.
- SEE ALSO
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