System Administration Guide: Security Services

ProcedureHow to List Hardware Providers

Hardware providers are automatically located and loaded. For more information, see driver.conf(4) man page.

Before You Begin

When you have hardware that expects to be used within the Solaris Cryptographic Framework, the hardware registers with the SPI in the kernel. The framework checks that the hardware driver is signed. Specifically, the framework checks that the object file of the driver is signed with a certificate that Sun issues.

For example, the Sun Crypto Accelerator 6000 board (mca), the ncp driver for the cryptographic accelerator on the UltraSPARC T1 and T2 processors (ncp), and the n2cp driver for the UltraSPARC T2 processors (n2cp) plug hardware mechanisms into the framework.

For information on getting your provider signed, see Binary Signatures for Third-Party Software.

  1. List the hardware providers that are available on the system.

    % cryptoadm list
    kernel hardware providers:
  2. List the mechanisms that the chip or the board provides.

    % cryptoadm list -m provider=ncp/0
  3. List the mechanisms that are available for use on the chip or the board.

    % cryptoadm list -p provider=ncp/0
    ncp/0: all mechanisms are enabled.