nShield Security World v13.6.3 Key Management Guide

Introduction

This guide explains how to use the facilities we provide to work with keys. There is often more than one way of performing a particular task. The methods available for working with keys are:

  • KeySafe

  • generatekey and related utilities

  • The unit front panel (network-attached HSMs).

    You cannot generate keys from the front panel on the unit. You can generate keys on the client using the methods described in this chapter and view them on the module.