tpm2 - Man Page

A single small executable that combines the various tpm2-tools much like a BusyBox that provides a fairly complete environment for any small or embedded system.

Synopsis

tpm2 [OPTIONS] [Arguments]

Description

tpm2(1) - To ease installation of tpm2-tools in initrd or embedded systems where size-optimization and limited resources are important, it is convenient to have a single executable that can dispatch the various TPM2 functionalities specified by the argument which is one of the available tool names.

The options and arguments that follow are either the common options or those specific to the tool name.

It is important to note that individual tools with prefix tpm2_ can still be invoked, however, they are now soft-linked to this tpm2 executable. And so unlike BusyBox, full functionality of the individual tools is available in the executable. For example: tpm2_getrandom 8 can alternatively be specified as tpm2 getrandom 8.

Arguments

List of possible tool names. NOTE: Specify only one of these. Look at examples.

certifyX509certutil

checkquote

eventlog

print

rc_decode

activatecredential

certify

changeauth

changeeps

changepps

clear

clearcontrol

clockrateadjust

create

createak

createek

createpolicy

setprimarypolicy

createprimary

dictionarylockout

duplicate

getcap

gettestresult

encryptdecrypt

evictcontrol

flushcontext

getekcertificate

getrandom

gettime

hash

hierarchycontrol

hmac

import

incrementalselftest

load

loadexternal

makecredential

nvdefine

nvextend

nvincrement

nvreadpublic

nvread

nvreadlock

nvundefine

nvwrite

nvwritelock

nvsetbits

pcrallocate

pcrevent

pcrextend

pcrread

pcrreset

policypcr

policyauthorize

policyauthorizenv

policynv

policycountertimer

policyor

policynamehash

policytemplate

policycphash

policypassword

policysigned

policyticket

policyauthvalue

policysecret

policyrestart

policycommandcode

policynvwritten

policyduplicationselect

policylocality

quote

readclock

readpublic

rsadecrypt

rsaencrypt

send

selftest

setclock

shutdown

sign

certifycreation

nvcertify

startauthsession

startup

stirrandom

testparms

unseal

verifysignature

setcommandauditstatus

getcommandauditdigest

getsessionauditdigest

geteccparameters

ecephemeral

commit

ecdhkeygen

ecdhzgen

zgen2phase

References

Common Options

This collection of options are common to many programs and provide information that many users may expect.

TCTI Configuration

The TCTI or "Transmission Interface" is the communication mechanism with the TPM. TCTIs can be changed for communication with TPMs across different mediums.

To control the TCTI, the tools respect:

  1. The command line option -T or --tcti
  2. The environment variable: TPM2TOOLS_TCTI.

Note: The command line option always overrides the environment variable.

The current known TCTIs are:

The arguments to either the command line option or the environment variable are in the form:

<tcti-name>:<tcti-option-config>

Specifying an empty string for either the <tcti-name> or <tcti-option-config> results in the default being used for that portion respectively.

TCTI Defaults

When a TCTI is not specified, the default TCTI is searched for using dlopen(3) semantics. The tools will search for tabrmd, device and mssim TCTIs IN THAT ORDER and USE THE FIRST ONE FOUND. You can query what TCTI will be chosen as the default by using the -v option to print the version information. The "default-tcti" key-value pair will indicate which of the aforementioned TCTIs is the default.

Custom TCTIs

Any TCTI that implements the dynamic TCTI interface can be loaded. The tools internally use dlopen(3), and the raw tcti-name value is used for the lookup. Thus, this could be a path to the shared library, or a library name as understood by dlopen(3) semantics.

Tcti Options

This collection of options are used to configure the various known TCTI modules available:

Examples

Get 8 rand bytes from the TPM

tpm2 getrandom 8 | xxd -p

Send a TPM Startup Command with flags TPM2_SU_CLEAR

tpm2 startup -c

Returns

Tools can return any of the following codes:

Bugs

Github Issues (https://github.com/tpm2-software/tpm2-tools/issues)

Help

See the Mailing List (https://lists.01.org/mailman/listinfo/tpm2)

Info

tpm2-tools General Commands Manual