Security User Guide: Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA

ID 683453
Date 3/06/2020
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3.2. PACSign Tool

The PACSign utility is installed on your path.

  • Use PACSign by simply calling it directly with the command PACSign
  • Calling PACSign with the -h option shows a help message describing the tool usage.
  • Typing PACsign <image_type> -h shows options available for that image type.
[PACSign_Demo]$ PACSign -h
usage: PACSign [-h] {SR,FIM,BBS,BMC,BMC_FW,PR,AFU,GBS} ...

Sign PAC bitstreams

optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit

Image types
Allowable image types
SR (FIM, BBS)   Static FPGA image
BMC (BMC_FW)    BMC image
PR (AFU, GBS)   Reconfigurable FPGA image

[PACSign_Demo]$ PACSign AFU -h
usage: PACSign PR [-h] -t {UPDATE,CANCEL,RK_256,RK_384} -H HSM_MANAGER
                  [-C HSM_CONFIG] [-r ROOT_KEY] [-k CODE_SIGNING_KEY]
                  [-d CSK_ID] [-i INPUT_FILE] [-o OUTPUT_FILE] [-y] [-v]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -t {UPDATE,CANCEL,RK_256,RK_384}, --cert_type {UPDATE,CANCEL,RK_256,RK_384}
                        Type of certificate to generate
                        Module name for key / signing manager
                        Config file name for key / signing manager (optional)
  -r ROOT_KEY, --root_key ROOT_KEY
                        Identifier for the root key. Provided as-is to the key
  -k CODE_SIGNING_KEY, --code_signing_key CODE_SIGNING_KEY
                        Identifier for the CSK. Provided as-is to the key
  -d CSK_ID, --csk_id CSK_ID
                        CSK number. Only required for cancellation certificate
  -i INPUT_FILE, --input_file INPUT_FILE
                        File name for the image to be acted upon
  -o OUTPUT_FILE, --output_file OUTPUT_FILE
                        File name in which the result is to be stored
  -y, --yes             Answer all questions with "yes"
  -v, --verbose         Increase verbosity. Can be specified multiple times

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