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README.md

QSslKey using PKCS#11

This example show how to use OpenSSL (http://www.openssl.org) along with engine_pkcs11 (http://www.opensc-project.org/engine_pkcs11) to make a QSslSocket use a private key and a certificate from an HSM (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardware_Security_Module) using PKCS#11 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PKCS11).

To test this example you'll need OpenSSL headers and libraries, a binary version of engine_pkcs11 and a PKCS#11 module (.so or .dll that should comes with the device you're using).

You will need a patched version of Qt available here: https://qt.gitorious.org/~iksaif/qt/iksaifs-clone/commits/qssl

You'll also need a valid keypair present both on your HSM and on your disk (named cert.pem and key.pem and put in a certs subdirectory).

Basically the example create an SSL server that will load cert.pem and key.pem as its public and private keys. Then it'll create a client that'll load it's keys from the HSM and connect to the server. If the client certificate matches the server certificate then the test succeed.

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