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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).