Developer's Guide to Oracle® Solaris 11 Security

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Updated: July 2014

Overview of the Cryptoki Library

User-level applications in the Oracle Solaris cryptographic framework access PKCS #11 functions through the cryptoki library, which is provided in the module. The module is a PKCS #11 Soft Token implementation that is provided by Oracle Corporation to supply cryptographic mechanisms. The soft token plug-in is the default source of mechanisms. Cryptographic mechanisms can also be supplied through third-party plug-ins.

This section lists the PKCS #11 functions and return values that are supported by the soft token. Return codes vary depending on the providers that are plugged into the framework. The section also describes some common functions. For a complete description of all the elements in the cryptoki library, refer to libpkcs11(3LIB) or to PKCS #11: Cryptographic Token Interface Standard on the RSA Laboratories web site.

Ensure that direct bindings are used for all providers. See ld(1) and the Oracle Solaris 11.2 Linkers and Libraries Guide for more information.