Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 2005Q4 SP5 Release Notes

Solaris PKCS #11 Support

For Web Server's SSL subsystem (NSS) to use external PKCS#11 token(s), you need to configure NSS with the modutil command to make it aware of the token(s). The Solaris libpkcs11 softtoken is a PKCS#11 compliant token which can be used with NSS. As an additional benefit on UltraSPARC-T1, systems using Solaris 10's libpkcs11 will make use of the platform crypto acceleration support.

Before using the libpkcs11 provider, initialize its password with pktool:

% pktool setpin

Run the modutil command without any arguments for usage information. For example, to add the Solaris 10 libpkcs11 library as a PKCS11 token in NSS,

For further details on configuring NSS, see manpages and references: