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IBM developerWorks: PKCS #11 openCryptoki for Linux

Nov 28, 2001, 20:45 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Frank for this link. ]

"Cryptography is rapidly becoming a critical part of our daily lives. However, the application of cryptographic technology adds a heavy computational burden to today's server platforms. More systems are beginning to use specialized hardware to offload the computations, as well as to help ensure the security of secret key material. This article will discuss openCryptoki, an API that is rapidly becoming the de facto, non-Windows-platform industry standard for interfacing between cryptographic hardware and user space applications. In particular, this article will introduce the specifics of the PKCS #11 implementation to IBM cryptographic hardware (openCryptoki) that is available in open source form here on developerWorks."

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