tpm2_certify man page

tpm2_certify(1) — prove that an object is loaded in the tpm.


tpm2_certify [Options]


tpm2_certify(1) proves that an object with a specific NAME is loaded in the TPM. By certifying that the object is loaded, the TPM warrants that a public area with a given NAME is self-consistent and associated with a valid sensitive area. If a relying party has a public area that has the same NAME as a NAME certified with this command, then the values in that public area are correct. The object may be any object that is loaded with TPM2_Load() or TPM2_CreatePrimary(). An object that only has its public area loaded cannot be certified.


These options control the ceritifcation:

Common Options

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

This collection of environment variables that may be used to configure the various TCTI modules available.

The values passed through these variables can be overridden on a per-command basis using the available command line options, see the TCTI_OPTIONS section.

The variables respected depend on how the software was configured.

Tcti Options

This collection of options are used to configure the varous TCTI modules available. They override any environment variables.

Password Formatting

Passwords are interpreted in two forms, string and hex-string. A string password is not interpreted, and is directly used for authorization. A hex-string, is converted from a hexidecimal form into a byte array form, thus allowing passwords with non-printable and/or terminal un-friendly characters.

By default passwords are assumed to be in the string form. Password form is specified with special prefix values, they are:

Signature Format Specifiers

Format selection for the signature output file. tss (the default) will output a binary blob according to the TPM 2.0 specification and any potential compiler padding. The option plain will output the plain signature data as defined by the used cryptographic algorithm. # EXAMPLES

tpm2_certify -H 0x81010002 -k 0x81010001 -P 0x0011 -K 0x00FF -g 0x00B -a <fileName> -s <fileName>
tpm2_certify -C obj.context -c key.context -P 0x0011 -K 0x00FF -g 0x00B -a <fileName> -s <fileName>
tpm2_certify -H 0x81010002 -k 0x81010001 -P 0011 -K 00FF -X -g 0x00B -a <fileName> -s <fileName>


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