Tss2_Tcti_Cmd_Init(3) Library Functions Manual Tss2_Tcti_Cmd_Init(3)

Tss2_Tcti_Cmd_Init - Initialization function for the Cmd TCTI library.

#include <tss2/tss2_tcti_cmd.h>

TSS2_RC Tss2_Tcti_Cmd_Init (TSS2_TCTI_CONTEXT *tctiContext, size_t *contextSize, const char *conf);

The Tss2_Tcti_Cmd_Init() function initializes a TCTI context used to communicate with a subprocess specified in the conf string. TCTI send and receives utilize the sub-process's stdio and stdout respectively.

Tss2_Tcti_Cmd_Init() attempts to initialize a caller allocated tcti_context of size size using caller provided configuration string conf . Since the tcti_context must be a caller allocated buffer, the caller needs to know the buffer size required by the TCTI library. The minimum size of this context can be discovered by providing NULL for the tcti_context and a non- NULL size parameter. The initialization function will then populate the size parameter with the minimum size of the tcti_context buffer. The caller must then allocate a buffer of this size (or larger) and call Tss2_Tcti_Cmd_Init () again providing the newly allocated tcti_context and the size of this context in the size parameter. This pattern is common to all TCTI initialization functions. We provide an example of this pattern using the Tss2_Tcti_Cmd_Init() function in the section titled EXAMPLE.

The conf parameter is a C string used to configure the TCTI context. This configuration string is the command used for popen(3). The conf string cannot be NULL for this TCTI.

Once initialized, the TCTI context returned exposes the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) defined API for the lowest level communication with the TPM. Using this API the caller can exchange (send / receive) TPM2 command and response buffers with a service that can excahnge TPM2 command and response buffers. In nearly all cases however, the caller will initialize a context using this function before passing the context to a higher level API like the System API (SAPI), Enhanced System API (ESAPI) or Feature API (FAPI) and then never touch it again.

For a more thorough discussion of the TCTI API see the “TSS System Level API and TPM Command Transmission Interface Specification” as published by the TCG: https://trustedcomputinggroup.org/tss-system-level-api-tpm-command-transmission-interface-specification/

A successful call to Tss2_Tcti_Cmd_Init() will return TSS2_RC_SUCCESS. An unsuccessful call will produce a response code described in section ERRORS.

TSS2_TCTI_RC_BAD_VALUE is returned if both the tcti_context and the size parameters are NULL, or if the config parameter is NULL.

TCTI initialization fragment:

#include <inttypes.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <tcti/tcti_mssim.h>
TSS2_RC rc;
TSS2_TCTI_CONTEXT *tcti_context;
size_t size;
const char *conf = "XXX TODO SAMPLE"
rc = Tss2_Tcti_Cmd_Init (NULL, &size, NULL);
if (rc != TSS2_RC_SUCCESS) {
    fprintf (stderr, "Failed to get allocation size for mssim TCTI "
             " context: 0x%" PRIx32 "0, rc);
    exit (EXIT_FAILURE);
tcti_context = calloc (1, size);
if (tcti_context == NULL) {
    fprintf (stderr, "Allocation for TCTI context failed: %s0,
             strerror (errno));
    exit (EXIT_FAILURE);
rc = Tss2_Tcti_Cmd_Init (&tcti_context, &size, conf);
if (rc != TSS2_RC_SUCCESS) {
    fprintf (stderr, "Failed to initialize mssim TCTI context: "
             "0x%" PRIx32 "0, rc);
    free (tcti_context);
    exit (EXIT_FAILURE);

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