Bug ID 1126093: DNSSEC Key creation failure with internal FIPS card.

Last Modified: May 29, 2024

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

Fixed In:
17.1.1, 16.1.4

Opened: Jul 13, 2022

Severity: 2-Critical


You are unable to create dnssec keys that use the internal FIPS HSM. When this issue happens the following error messages appear in /var/log/gtm Jul 20 04:37:47 localhost failed to read password encryption key from the file /shared/fips/nfbe0/pek.key_1, error 40000229 Jul 20 04:37:47 localhost.localdomain err gtmd[28729]: 011a0312:3: Failed to initiate session with FIPS card. Jul 20 04:37:47 localhost.localdomain err gtmd[28729]: 011a0309:3: Failed to create new DNSSEC Key Generation /Common/abcd:1 due to HSM error.


DNSSEC deployments with internal FIPS HSMs are impacted.


-- Internal FIPS card present. -- Clean installation from an installation ISO file. -- DNSSKEY creation using internal FIPS card.


Change the /shared/fips directory permissions. Ex: chmod 700 /shared/fips

Fix Information


Behavior Change

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