pkcs11-tool man page

pkcs11-tool — utility for managing and using PKCS #11 security tokens

Synopsis

pkcs11-tool [Options]

Description

The pkcs11-tool 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.

Options

--attr-from path
Extract information from path (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.
--change-pin, -c
Change the user PIN on the token
--unlock-pin
Unlock User PIN (without --login unlock in logged in session; otherwise --login-type has to be 'context-specific').
--hash, -h
Hash some data.
--id id, -d id
Specify the id of the object to operate on.
--init-pin
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-pin.
--init-token
Initialize a token: set the token label as well as a Security Officer PIN (the label must be specified using --label).
--input-file path, -i path
Specify the path to a file for input.
--keypairgen, -k
Generate a new key pair (public and private pair.)
--key-type <replacement>specification</replacement>
Specify the type and length of the key to create, for example rsa:1024 or EC:prime256v1.
--usage-sign
Specify 'sign' key usage flag (sets SIGN in privkey, sets VERIFY in pubkey).
--usage-decrypt
Specify 'decrypt' key usage flag (RSA only, set DECRYPT privkey, ENCRYPT in pubkey).
--usage-derive
Specify 'derive' key usage flag (EC only).
--label name, -a name
Specify the name of the object to operate on (or the token label when --init-token is used).
--list-mechanisms, -M
Display a list of mechanisms supported by the token.
--list-objects, -O
Display a list of objects.
--list-slots, -L
Display a list of available slots on the token.
--list-token-slots, -T
List slots with tokens.
--login, -l
Authenticate to the token before performing other operations. This option is not needed if a PIN is provided on the command line.
--login-type
Specify login type ('so', 'user', 'context-specific'; default:'user').
--mechanism mechanism, -m mechanism
Use the specified mechanism for token operations. See -M for a list of mechanisms supported by your token.
--module mod
Specify a PKCS#11 module (or library) to load.
--moz-cert path, -z path
Test a Mozilla-like keypair generation and certificate request. Specify the path to the certificate file.
--output-file path, -o path
Specify the path to a file for output.
--pin pin, -p pin
Use the given pin for token operations. If set to env:VARIABLE, the value of the environment variable VARIABLE is used. 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. If set to env:VARIABLE, the value of the environment variable VARIABLE is used.

This option will also set the --login option.
--puk puk
Supply User PUK on the command line.
--new-pin pin
Supply new User PIN on the command line.
--set-id id, -e id
Set the CKA_ID of the object.
--show-info, -I
Display general token information.
--sign, -s
Sign some data.
--decrypt,
Decrypt some data.
--derive,
Derive a secret key using another key and some data.
--slot id
Specify the id of the slot to use.
--slot-description description
Specify the description of the slot to use.
--slot-index index
Specify the index of the slot to use.
--token-label label
Specify the label of token. Will be used the first slot, that has the inserted token with this label.
--so-pin pin
Use the given pin as the Security Officer PIN for some token operations (token initialization, user PIN initialization, etc). If set to env:VARIABLE, the value of the environment variable VARIABLE is used. The same warning as --pin also applies here.
--test, -t
Perform some tests on the token. This option is most useful when used with either --login or --pin.
--test-hotplug
Test hotplug capabilities (C_GetSlotList + C_WaitForSlotEvent).
--private
Set the CKA_PRIVATE attribute (object is only viewable after a login).
--test-ec
Test EC (best used with the --login or --pin option).
--test-fork
Test forking and calling C_Initialize() in the child.
--type type, -y type
Specify the type of object to operate on. Examples are cert, privkey and pubkey.
--verbose, -v
Cause pkcs11-tool to be more verbose.

NB! This does not affect OpenSC debugging level! To set OpenSC PKCS#11 module into debug mode, set the OPENSC_DEBUG environment variable to a non-zero number.
--read-object, -r
Get object's CKA_VALUE attribute (use with --type).
--delete-object, -b
Delete an object.
--application-label label
Specify the application label of the data object (use with --type data).
--application-id id
Specify the application ID of the data object (use with --type data).
--issuer data
Specify the issuer in hexadecimal format (use with --type cert).
--subject data
Specify the subject in hexadecimal format (use with --type cert/privkey/pubkey).
--signature-format format
Format for ECDSA signature: 'rs' (default), 'sequence', 'openssl'.
--write-object id, -w path
Write a key or certificate object to the token. path points to the DER-encoded certificate or key file.

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10/31/2016 opensc OpenSC Tools