PKCS #11 v2.20 in OpenSolaris
By izick on Nov 20, 2005
The latest addition to the Cryptographic Framework is support for PKCS #11 v2.20. The support gives additional mechanisms to SHA256, SHA384, and SHA512, along the their related SHA256/384/512_HMAC and RSA_SHA256/384/512 families of mechanisms. Also Blowfish, previously only supported in the kernel, is now supported in userland. By having the new SHA mechanisms, this give a migration path from SHA1 to the hashes of the future. Previously planned support for new features in v2.20 with regard to C_Login and C_GetSlotList have not been updated. Neither seem to have much need in the community at this time and there are more important projects in the framework than those. C_GetSlotList also is very ambiguous in the v2.20 spec, which I will probably go into more detail in a different blog.