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Bug#566155: ITP: softhsm -- a cryptographic store accessible through a PKCS #11

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: "Ondřej Surý" <ondrej@debian.org>

Hash: SHA1

* Package name    : softhsm
  Version         : 1.1.2
  Upstream Author : Rickard Bellgrim, .SE (The Internet Infrastructure Foundation)
* URL             : http://trac.opendnssec.org/wiki/SoftHS
* License         : BSD
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : a cryptographic store accessible through a PKCS #11

 OpenDNSSEC handles and stores its cryptographic keys via the PKCS#11
 interface. This interface specifies how to communicate with
 cryptographic devices such as HSM:s (Hardware Security Modules) and
 smart cards. The purpose of these devices is, among others, to
 generate cryptographic keys and sign information without revealing
 private-key material to the outside world. They are often designed to
 perform well on these specific tasks compared to ordinary processes
 in a normal computer.
 A potential problem with the use of the PKCS#11 interface is that it
 might limit the wide spread use of OpenDNSSEC, since a potential user
 might not be willing to invest in a new hardware device. To counter
 this effect, OpenDNSSEC is providing a software implementation of a
 generic cryptographic device with a PKCS#11 interface, the
 SoftHSM. SoftHSM is designed to meet the requirements of OpenDNSSEC,
 but can also work together with other cryptographic products because
 of the PKCS#11 interface.

Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)


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