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hsm Archive

Technical update: HSM for metadata signing

Metadata is the basis of trust in any federation, and this makes the key management practices for metadata signing particularly important. In response to suggestions from other federation operators, we’ve decided to try and get this “right” from the beginning — at least as far is actually practical for a small federation in its early stages. And “right” means that we should store our metadata signing key in some form of hardware security module.

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