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Graphene CLI

A few weeks ago we released Graphene, a PKCS #11 binding for NodeJS. Today we are releasing a CLI based on the same library.

Our goal was to make it easy for you to work with PKCS#11 devices in a vendor neutral way without the complexity of installing and configuring a bunch of miscellaneous packages.

Using the tool itself is pretty straight forward, load the PKCS#11 module and open a session to a slot then you are ready to go:

[email protected]:/home/graphene# graphene 

> module load -l /usr/safenet/lunaclient/lib/libCryptoki2_64.so -n test


Module info

==============================

  Library: /usr/safenet/lunaclient/lib/libCryptoki2_64.so

  Name: test

  Description: Chrystoki                      

  Cryptoki version: 2.20


> slot open --slot 0 -p {YourPin}


Session is started


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Once logged in you can always find help with the ‘?’ command:

> ?

  Commands:

    ?         output usage information
    exit      exit from the application
    module    load and retrieve information from the PKCS#11 module
    slot      open a session to a slot and work with its contents
    object    manage objects on the device
    hash      compute a hash for a given file
    test      benchmark device performance for common algorithms

  Note:

    all commands require you to first load the PKCS #11 module

      > module load -l /path/to/pkcs11/lib/name.so -n LibName

Some things you can do with the tool:

  • Enumerate the supported algorithms of your device
  • Enumerate and manage the objects on your device
  • Benchmark the performance of your device
  • Hash a file utilizing your device

We recently benchmarked the capabilities of a SafeNet G5, you can see the results here.
We hope you find it useful.