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NAME

       softhsm.conf - SoftHSM configuration file

SYNOPSIS

       softhsm.conf

DESCRIPTION

       In  PKCS#11  you  need  tokens in order to do cryptographic operations.
       Tokens can be viewed as object stores where you can store e.g.  private
       and  public  keys.  A token must then be attached to a slot so that you
       can use it.

       Slots and tokens are handled by the SoftHSM  configuration  file.   The
       given paths in the configuration file are just an indication to SoftHSM
       on where it should store the information for  each  token.   The  token
       databases will be created when the tokens gets initialized.

FILE FORMAT

       Each  pair of slot and token are configured on one line.  Starting with
       an unsigned integer as the slot ID and then a path  where  SoftHSM  can
       create  a  SQLite  database.   These  parameters  are  separated  by  a
       semicolon.  It is OK to have extra space between the parameters,  since
       these will be ignored.

              <Slot_ID>:<Path_to_the_token_database>

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

              #<text>

       Any line that does not have the correct format will be ignored.

EXAMPLE

              0:/var/softhsm/slot0.db

              1:/home/user/token.database                # My own token

ENVIRONMENT

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

FILES

       /etc/softhsm/softhsm.conf
              default location of the SoftHSM configuration file

       /etc/softhsm/softhsm.conf.sample
              an example of a SoftHSM configuration file

AUTHOR

       Written by Rickard Bellgrim.

SEE ALSO

       softhsm(1), softhsm-keyconv(1).