tpm2_loadexternal man page
tpm2_loadexternal(1) — load an object that is not a Protected Object into the TPM.
tpm2_loadexternal(1) - load an object that is not a Protected Object into the TPM. The command allows loading of a public area or both a public and a sensitive area.
-H, –hierarchy=HIERARCHY: hierarchy to use for the ticket. Supported options are:
- o for TPM_RH_OWNER
- p for TPM_RH_PLATFORM
- e for TPM_RH_ENDORSEMENT
- n for TPM_RH_NULL
- -u, –pubfile=PUBLIC_FILE: The public portion of the object.
- -r, –privfile=PRIVATE_FILE: The sensitive portion of the object, optional.
- -C, –context=CONTEXT_FILE The file to save the object context, optional.
This collection of options are common to many programs and provide information that many users may expect.
- -h, –help: Display the tools manpage. This requires the manpages to be installed or on MANPATH, See man(1) for more details.
- -v, –version: Display version information for this tool, supported tctis and exit.
- -V, –verbose: Increase the information that the tool prints to the console during its execution. When using this option the file and line number are printed.
- -Q, –quiet: Silence normal tool output to stdout.
- -Z, –enable-errata: Enable the application of errata fixups. Useful if an errata fixup needs to be applied to commands sent to the TPM. # TCTI ENVIRONMENT
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.
TPM2TOOLS_TCTI_NAME: Select the TCTI used for communication with the next component down the TSS stack. In most configurations this will be the TPM but it could be a simulator or proxy. The current known TCTIs are:
- tabrmd - The new resource manager, called tabrmd (https://github.com/01org/tpm2-abrmd).
- socket - Typically used with the old resource manager, or talking directly to a simulator.
- device - Used when talking directly to a TPM device file.
TPM2TOOLS_DEVICE_FILE: When using the device TCTI, specify the TPM device file. The default is “/dev/tpm0”.
Note: Using the tpm directly requires the users to ensure that concurrent access does not occur and that they manage the tpm resources. These tasks are usually managed by a resource manager. Linux 4.12 and greater supports an in kernel resource manager at “/dev/tpmrm”, typically “/dev/tpmrm0”.
- TPM2TOOLS_SOCKET_ADDRESS: When using the socket TCTI, specify the domain name or IP address used. The default is 127.0.0.1.
- TPM2TOOLS_SOCKET_PORT: When using the socket TCTI, specify the port number used. The default is 2321.
This collection of options are used to configure the varous TCTI modules available. They override any environment variables.
-T, –tcti=TCTI_NAME[:TCTI_OPTIONS]: Select the TCTI used for communication with the next component down the TSS stack. In most configurations this will be the resource manager: tabrmd (https://github.com/01org/tpm2-abrmd) Optionally, tcti specific options can appended to TCTI_NAME by appending a : to TCTI_NAME.
- For the device TCTI, the TPM device file for use by the device TCTI can be specified. The default is /dev/tpm0. Example: -T device:/dev/tpm0
- For the socket TCTI, the domain name or IP address and port number used by the socket can be specified. The default are 127.0.0.1 and 2321. Example: -T socket:127.0.0.1:2321
- For the abrmd TCTI, it takes no options. Example: -T abrmd
Load a public area generated by tpm2_create, tpm2_readpublic or manually
tpm2_loadexternal -H <e|o|p|n> -u <pubKeyFileName> -C object.context
Load a key with sensitive area. Both the public & the senstive areas shall be generated externally. DON'T use the areas generated by tpm2_create.
tpm2_loadexternal -H n -u <pubKeyFileName> -r <privKeyFileName> -C object.context
0 on success or 1 on failure.
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