PKCS #11 + gnutls

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos nmav at
Thu Mar 24 19:57:56 CET 2011


The just-released gnutls 2.12.0 includes support for security
modules such as smart-cards via the PKCS #11 API. More
details are available at:

It should be noted however that PKCS #11 is an old
API with few problems. If you expect the PKCS #11 modules
to be used by multiple crypto libraries, we suggest that you
use the intermediate module p11-kit. It is available at:


PS. The 2.12.0 release contains the wrong (or better no) version
number in the NEWS file. It is a minor issue thus no release is
scheduled for that.

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