Bug ID 651953: Thales nethsm install script can configure BIG-IP for softcard/OCS keys

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1

Fixed In:

Opened: Mar 16, 2017
Severity: 4-Minor


The Thales nethsm installation script configures the BIG-IP only for using module protected keys. To use OCS keys or softcards instead (only one protection type can be used at one time), you must manually configure the BIG-IP system after the installation script finishes.


Must take additional steps after installing the Thales HSM client software.


Want to use softcard or OCS protected keys in a BIG-IP configuration.


Manually configure the BIG-IP system to use OCS/softcard protected keys after installing the client software with the script.

Fix Information

The Thales nethsm installation script can now configure the BIG-IP system to use OCS or softcard protected keys as part of installation, instead of requiring additional steps after the script completes.

Behavior Change