NitroKey HSM, getting started, OpenSSL, OpenSSH and Thunderbird


I’ve recently received my NitroKey HSM and I really like it. I’m using it for SSH and Thunderbird myself and I wrote a getting started guide for it, since most information is either spread out all over different sites, hard to find or wasn’t available. It’s here: … y_HSM.html

It covers:

  • Initialization
  • Backups and Device Key Encryption Keys (DKEK)
  • Key generation
  • Key backup and restore
  • OpenSSL
  • OpenSSH
  • Thunderbird with S/MIME

I hope it helps others with their nice Nitrokey HSM!

Very comprehensive guide. Thank you!