[PATCH] enhanced smartcard support

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Fri May 23 04:47:28 EDT 2008


On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 05:50:52PM +0900, David Smith wrote:

> As an alternative, the PKCS#11 library from openCryptoki provides a
> software-emulation backend and also a TPM backend which is integrated in
> many machines these days so hardware should not be strictly necessary
> for general testing of the code. I can help you with setup of this if
> you like.

My ThinkPad T43 should have TPM, but getting it working was not exactly
trivial and I don't know whether the security chip is now more or less
completely locked or what it is doing since it does not likely any
passwords/PINs.. Software emulated TPM or soft token did not seem to
work much better either. I wasted enough time with this, so unless you
can point me to a good howto or step-by-step guide for setting this up
(and clearing whatever mess there is first ;-), I think I'll just leave
this waiting for opensc getting support for the external smartcards I
have..

> No problems were found so there should be no conflict with existing
> functionality.

Thanks! I applied the patches with some minor cleanup.

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA


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