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       tpm2_nvdefine(1) - define a TPM Non-Volatile (NV) index.


       tpm2_nvdefine [OPTIONS]


       tpm2_nvdefine(1) - Define NV index with given auth value.


       · -x, –index=NV_INDEX: Specifies the index to define the space at.

       · -a, –auth-handle=SECRET_DATA_FILE: specifies the handle used to authorize:

         · 0x40000001 for TPM_RH_OWNER

         · 0x4000000C for TPM_RH_PLATFORM

       · -s, –size=SIZE: specifies the size of data area in bytes.  Defaults to MAX_NV_INDEX_SIZE
         which is typically 2048.

       · -t, –attributes=ATTRIBUTES Specifies the attribute values for the nv  region  used  when
         creating  the  entitiy.   Either the raw bitfield mask or “nice-names” may be used.  See
         section “NV Attributes” for more details.

       · -P, –handle-passwd=HANDLE_PASSWORD: specifies the  password  of  authHandle.   Passwords
         should follow the “password formatting standards, see section”Password Formatting“.

       · -I,  –index-passwd=INDEX_PASSWORD:  specifies  the  password  of  NV Index when created.
         Follows the same formatting guidelines as the handle password or -P option.

       · -L,  –policy-file=POLICY_FILE:  Specifies  the  policy  digest  file  for  policy  based

       · -S,  –input-session-handle=SIZE: Optional Input session handle from a policy session for


       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

         · socket  -  Typically  used  with  the  old  resource manager, or talking directly to a

         · 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

       · 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  (  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   and   2321.    Example:   -T

         · For the abrmd TCTI, it takes no options.  Example: -T abrmd

NV Attributes

       NV  Attributes  are  used  to  control  various  properties of the NV defined space.  When
       specified as an option, either the raw bitfield mask or “nice-names”  may  be  used.   The
       values  can  be  found in Table 204 Part 2 of the TPM2.0 specification, which can be found


       Nice  names  are  calculated by taking the name field of table 204 and removing the prefix
       TPMA_NV_ and lowercasing the result.  Thus, TPMA_NV_PPWRITE becomes ppwrite.   Nice  names
       can be joined using the bitwise or “|” symbol.

       Note  that  the  TPM_NT  field  is  4  bits wide, and thus can be set via nt= format.  For
       and TPMA_NT = 0x3, the argument would be:

       ownerread|ownerwrite|policywrite|nt=0x3 # 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:

       · str:  - Used to indicate it is a raw string.  Useful for escaping a password that starts
         with the “hex:” prefix.

       · hex: - Used when specifying a password in hex string format.


              tpm2_nvdefine -x 0x1500016 -a 0x40000001 -s 32 -t 0x2000A
              tpm2_nvdefine -x 0x1500016 -a 0x40000001 -s 32 -t ownerread|ownerwrite|policywrite -I 1a1b1c


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