This article shows in detail how to use OpenSSL to sign critical data with an network HSM. The data can be sensitive log data, license data, or any other data where integrity on transfer must be ensured.
Recently I was challenged in a project to sign some data using OpenSSL on an HSM. In my case it is license data. The data resides on a Linux host, that does not have a hardware security module available.
After short research I found that the Sematicon AG se.SAM N200 Crypto Appliance is available for remote evaluation. Business users can request an evaluation from the Sematicon website. The se.SAM N200 Crypto Appliance is an easy-to-use network HSM offering a PKCS11 interface for OpenSSL 1.1.1 and OpenSSL 3.0 and can sign any data using PKCS11 or REST-API.How to sign data with OpenSSL on an HSM weiterlesen