Bug ID 1020069: Equinix SmartKey HSM is not working with nethsm-partition 'fortanix'

Last Modified: Jan 20, 2023

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0,,,,,, 14.1.2,,,,,,,,, 14.1.3,, 14.1.4,,,,,,, 14.1.5,,,

Opened: May 20, 2021
Severity: 3-Major


Setting up the Equinix SmartKey HSM with nethsm-partition 'fortanix' (or anything other than 'auto') pkcs11d logs an error: err pkcs11d[21535]: 01680040:3: netHSM: Failed to find partition with label 'fortanix' on the netHSM.


BIG-IP does not connect to the HSM and SSL traffic is disrupted.


Configuring a nethsm-partition other than 'auto'.


Use the nethsm-partition 'auto' tmsh create sys crypto fips nethsm-partition 'auto'

Fix Information


Behavior Change