[Tokend-Dev] PKCS#11 Tokend module?

Cristian Thiago Moecke contato at cristiantm.com.br
Thu Feb 4 06:00:52 PST 2010

Yes, this looks like what I need. That is great! I'll take a look and 
will be happy to test and help on what is needed.

Is there any "begginers" tutorial to tokend development? Is my first 
time with xcode, I'm sure I'll get it to compile and get rid of the 
thousands of errors that appear when I open the xcode project, after 
some googling... but some quick starter tips may help :)

Thaks a lot again.


Em 04/02/10 11:16, Ludovic Rousseau escreveu:
> 2010/2/3 Cristian Thiago Moecke<contato at cristiantm.com.br>:
>> Hello all!
> Hello,
>> My name is Cristian, and I'm a Brazilian graduate student, researching PKI
>> themes. I've just bought me a Macbook Pro, and I was looking for a way to
>> make my epass2k token work on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). But "PRONOVA"
>> don't provide a tokend module. They provide a PKCS#11 module only for Mac.
>> So I can use firefox and thunderbird, but not safari, chrome, java, mail and
>> everithing else I would like to use with it.
>> I must say I've got a bit disappointed on the lack of support for PKCS#11 on
>> Mac OS X Keychain. I've read that Apple don't want it because of the need to
>> point to dynlibs... I can understand, but I would be happy even if the
>> option was available by editing some config file or running terminal
>> commands. But ok, stop complaining, I'm on mac for 3 weeks now and this is
>> my first and only complaint until now, that is good.
>> Since I'm a programmer, since I've come from the Linux world and since I've
>> got some friends here that also are programmers, also use mac, also would
>> like to use PKCS#11 modules on theis Mac Keychain, and also would enjoy
>> giving a solution for this, I'm interested on try to develop a Tokend module
>> that works as an interface to user provided PKCS#11 dynlibs. I would like to
>> know:
>>   -  if you have heard about someone already trying/doing this (I've found
>> this slides:
>> http://middleware.internet2.edu/pki06/proceedings/dinapoli-pkcs11-mac.pdf,
>> from 2006... I'm trying to contact the author. But found nothing else).
> I don't think this tokend is maintained any more.
>>   - if there is already a documentation to people like me, that want to
>> develop his first Tokend module. On the website I've found only user
>> documentation, not developer documentation.
> You should have a look at [1]. It is a tokend above a PKCS#11 lib. It
> should be what you are looking for.
> Bye
> [1]http://smartcardservices.macosforge.org/trac/browser/trunk/Tokend/PKCS11

Cristian Thiago Moecke
contato at cristiantm.com.br

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