tpm2_send

Section: General Commands Manual (1)
Updated: SEPTEMBER 2017
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NAME

tpm2_send(1) - Send a raw command buffer to the TPM.  

SYNOPSIS

tpm2_send [OPTIONS]  

DESCRIPTION

tpm2_send(1) Sends a TPM command to the TPM. The command is read from a file as a binary stream and transmitted to the TPM using the TCTI specified by the caller. The response received from the TPM is written to the output file.

Likely the caller will want to redirect this to a file or into a program to decode and display the response in a human readable form.  

OPTIONS

-o, -out-file=OUTPUT_FILE:

Output file to send response buffer to. Defaults to stdout.

 

COMMON OPTIONS

This collection of options are common to many programs and provide information that many users may expect.

-h, -help: Display the tools manpage. This requires the manpages to be installed or on MANPATH, See man(1) for more details.
-v, -version: Display version information for this tool, supported tctis and exit.
-V, -verbose: Increase the information that the tool prints to the console during its execution. When using this option the file and line number are printed.
-Q, -quiet: Silence normal tool output to stdout.
-Z, -enable-errata: Enable the application of errata fixups. Useful if an errata fixup needs to be applied to commands sent to the TPM. # TCTI ENVIRONMENT

This collection of environment variables that may be used to configure the various TCTI modules available.

The values passed through these variables can be overridden on a per-command basis using the available command line options, see the TCTI_OPTIONS section.

The variables respected depend on how the software was configured.

TPM2TOOLS_TCTI_NAME: Select the TCTI used for communication with the next component down the TSS stack. In most configurations this will be the TPM but it could be a simulator or proxy. The current known TCTIs are:
tabrmd - The new resource manager, called tabrmd (https://github.com/01org/tpm2-abrmd).
socket - Typically used with the old resource manager, or talking directly to a simulator.
device - Used when talking directly to a TPM device file.
TPM2TOOLS_DEVICE_FILE: When using the device TCTI, specify the TPM device file. The default is "/dev/tpm0".

Note: Using the tpm directly requires the users to ensure that concurrent access does not occur and that they manage the tpm resources. These tasks are usually managed by a resource manager. Linux 4.12 and greater supports an in kernel resource manager at "/dev/tpmrm", typically "/dev/tpmrm0".

TPM2TOOLS_SOCKET_ADDRESS: When using the socket TCTI, specify the domain name or IP address used. The default is 127.0.0.1.
TPM2TOOLS_SOCKET_PORT: When using the socket TCTI, specify the port number used. The default is 2321.
 

TCTI OPTIONS

This collection of options are used to configure the varous TCTI modules available. They override any environment variables.

-T, -tcti=TCTI_NAME[:TCTI_OPTIONS]: Select the TCTI used for communication with the next component down the TSS stack. In most configurations this will be the resource manager: tabrmd (https://github.com/01org/tpm2-abrmd) Optionally, tcti specific options can appended to TCTI_NAME by appending a : to TCTI_NAME.
For the device TCTI, the TPM device file for use by the device TCTI can be specified. The default is /dev/tpm0. Example: -T device:/dev/tpm0
For the socket TCTI, the domain name or IP address and port number used by the socket can be specified. The default are 127.0.0.1 and 2321. Example: -T socket:127.0.0.1:2321
For the abrmd TCTI, it takes no options. Example: -T abrmd
 

EXAMPLES

Send the contents of tpm2-command.bin to a device and collect the response as tpm2-response.bin. All examples of below accomplish this task.


tpm2_send --tcti=device < tpm2-command.bin > tpm2-response.bin
tpm2_send --tcti=device -i tpm2-command.bin > tpm2-response.bin
tpm2_send --tcti=device < tpm2-command.bin -o tpm2-response.bin
tpm2_send --tcti=device -i tpm2-command.bin -o tpm2-response.bin

 

RETURNS

0 on success or 1 on failure.  

BUGS

Github Issues (https://github.com/01org/tpm2-tools/issues)  

HELP

See the Mailing List (https://lists.01.org/mailman/listinfo/tpm2)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
COMMON OPTIONS
TCTI OPTIONS
EXAMPLES
RETURNS
BUGS
HELP
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