softhsm.conf - SoftHSM configuration file
In PKCS#11 you need tokens in order to do cryptographic operations.
Tokens can be viewed as object stores where you can store e.g. private
and public keys. A token must then be attached to a slot so that you
can use it.
Slots and tokens are handled by the SoftHSM configuration file. The
given paths in the configuration file are just an indication to SoftHSM
on where it should store the information for each token. The token
databases will be created when the tokens gets initialized.
Each pair of slot and token are configured on one line. Starting with
an unsigned integer as the slot ID and then a path where SoftHSM can
create a SQLite database. These parameters are separated by a
semicolon. It is OK to have extra space between the parameters, since
these will be ignored.
It is also possible to add comments in the file by using the hash sign.
Anything after the hash sign will be ignored.
Any line that does not have the correct format will be ignored.
1:/home/user/token.database # My own token
When defined, the value will be used as path to the
default location of the SoftHSM configuration file
an example of a SoftHSM configuration file
Written by Rickard Bellgrim.