Bug ID 903581: The pkcs11d process cannot recover under certain error condition

Last Modified: Jan 20, 2023

Bug Tracker

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,,,, 15.0.0, 15.0.1,,,,, 15.1.0,,,,,, 15.1.1, 15.1.2, 16.0.0,, 16.0.1,,

Fixed In:

Opened: Apr 23, 2020
Severity: 3-Major


When the connection between the BIG-IP system and HSM (SafeNet) is interrupted, pkcs11d is unable to recover in some case.


SSL handshake failure.


Connection between the BIG-IP system and the HSM device is interrupted.


Restart the pkcs11d process using the following command: restart /sys service pkcs11d

Fix Information

Allow pkcs11d to re-initialize on error.

Behavior Change