May 26, 2018

Helper library for multiple PKCS#11 providers

pkcs11-helper is a library that simplifies the interaction with PKCS#11 providers for end-user applications.

pkcs11-helper allows using multiple PKCS#11 providers at the same time, enumerating available token certificates, or selecting a certificate directly by serialized id, handling card removal and card insert events, handling card re-insert to a different slot, supporting session expiration and much more all using a simple API.

pkcs11-helper is not designed to manage card content, since object attributes are usually vendor specific, and 99 of application need to access existing objects in order to perform signature and decryption.

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