tpm_setactive man page

TPM Management - tpm_setactive

tpm_setactive — change TPM active states

Synopsis

tpm_setactive [OPTION]

Description

tpm_setactive reports the status of the TPM's flags regarding the active state of the TPM.  This is the default behavior and also accessible via the --status option. Requesting a report of this status prompts for the owner password.  The --active option changes the TPM to the active state   (via the TPM_PhysicalSetDeactivated API).  This operation requires evidence of physical presence, is persistent and requires a reboot to take effect. The --inactive  option (via the TPM_PhysicalSetDeactivated API) changes the TPM to the inactive state.  This operation requires evidence of physical presence, is persistent and requires a reboot to take effect.  An inactive TPM is essentially off but still allows for a tpm_takeownership to occur.  The --temp option causes deactivation (via the TPM_SetTempDeactivated API) to happen immediately but only endure for the current boot cycle.  The --status, --active, --inactive, and --temp options are mutually exclusive and the last one on the command line will be carried out.

-h, --help

Display command usage info.

-v, --version

Display command version info.

-l, --log [none|error|info|debug]

Set logging level.

-u, --unicode

Use TSS UNICODE encoding for passwords to comply with applications using TSS popup boxes

-s, --status

Report the status of flags regarding the TPM active states.

-a, --active

Make the TPM active.  Operation is persistent, requires phyiscal presence to authorize, and a reboot to take effect.

-i, --inactive

Make the TPM inactive.   Operation is persistent, requires phyiscal presence to authorize, and a reboot to take effect.

-t, --temp

Makes the TPM inactive for the current boot cycle only.

-z, --well-known

Authenticate using 20 bytes of zeros as owner password (the default TSS Well Known Secret), instead of prompting for an owner password.

See Also

tpm_version(1), tpm_setpresence(8), tpm_takeownership(8), tpm_setenable(8), tcsd(8)

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <trousers-users@lists.sourceforge.net>

Referenced By

tpm_clear(8), tpm_setenable(8), tpm_setpresence(8).

2005-05-06 TPM Management