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

Last Modified: Apr 24, 2024

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.4, 14.1.4.1, 14.1.4.2, 14.1.4.3, 14.1.4.4, 14.1.4.5, 14.1.4.6, 14.1.5, 14.1.5.1, 14.1.5.2, 14.1.5.3, 14.1.5.4, 14.1.5.6, 15.1.0, 15.1.0.1, 15.1.0.2, 15.1.0.3, 15.1.0.4, 15.1.0.5, 15.1.1, 15.1.2, 15.1.2.1, 15.1.3, 15.1.3.1, 15.1.4, 15.1.4.1, 15.1.5, 15.1.5.1, 15.1.6, 15.1.6.1, 15.1.7, 15.1.8, 15.1.8.1, 15.1.8.2, 15.1.9, 15.1.9.1, 15.1.10, 15.1.10.2, 15.1.10.3, 15.1.10.4, 16.1.0, 16.1.1, 16.1.2, 16.1.2.1, 16.1.2.2, 16.1.3, 16.1.3.1, 16.1.3.2, 16.1.3.3, 16.1.3.4, 16.1.3.5, 16.1.4, 16.1.4.1, 16.1.4.2, 16.1.4.3

Opened: May 20, 2021

Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

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.

Impact

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

Conditions

Configuring a nethsm-partition other than 'auto'.

Workaround

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

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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