softhsm2.conf man page

softhsm2.conf — SoftHSM configuration file

Description

This is the configuration file for SoftHSM. It can be found on a default location, but can also be relocated by using the environment variable. Any configuration must be done according to the file format found in this document.

File Format

Each configuration option is a pair of name and value separated by a equality sign. The configuration option must be located on a single line.

<name> = <value>

It is also possible to add comments in the file by using the hash sign. Anything after the hash sign will be ignored.

# A comment

Any empty lines or lines that does not have the correct format will be ignored.

Directories.Tokendir

The location where SoftHSM can store the tokens.

directories.tokendir = /var/lib/softhsm/tokens/

Objectstore.Backend

The backend to use by SoftHSM to store token objects. Either "file" or "db" is supported. In order to use the "db" backend, the SoftHSM build needs to be configured with "configure --with-objectstore-backend-db"

objectstore.backend = file

Log.Level

The log level which can be set to ERROR, WARNING, INFO or DEBUG.

log.level = INFO

Slots.Removable

If set to true CKF_REMOVABLE_DEVICE is set in the flags returned by C_GetSlotInfo. Default is false.

slots.removable = true

Environment

SOFTHSM2_CONF
When defined, the value will be used as path to the configuration file.

Files

~/.config/softhsm2/softhsm2.conf
default user-specific location of the SoftHSM configuration file; if it exists it will override the system wide configuration
/etc/softhsm2.conf
default system-wide location of the SoftHSM configuration file
/etc/softhsm2.conf.sample
an example of a SoftHSM configuration file

Author

Written by Rickard Bellgrim, Francis Dupont, René Post, and Roland van Rijswijk.

See Also

softhsm2-keyconv(1), softhsm2-migrate(1), softhsm2-util(1)

Referenced By

softhsm2-keyconv(1), softhsm2-migrate(1), softhsm2-util(1).

30 October 2014 SoftHSM