The Entrust nShield 5s is a Hardware Security Module (HSM) for servers and appliances.

About this guide

This guide includes:

See the User Guide for your module and operating system for more about, for example:

  • Creating and managing a Security World

  • Creating and using keys

  • Card sets

  • The advanced features of the nShield 5s.

For information on integrating Entrust nShield products with third-party enterprise applications, see

Model numbers

Model numbering conventions are used to distinguish different nShield hardware security devices.

Model number Used for


nShield 5s Base


nShield 5s Medium


nShield 5s High


The nShield 5s is referred to as the nShield 5s, the Hardware Security Module, or the HSM in this guide.