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6 Software PKCS 11 module

PKCS11 is a standard created by RSA, Inc to support hardware and software encryption modules. It can be used by smartcard to expose the crypto primitives inside without exposing the crypto keys.

Hx509 includes a software implementation of PKCS11 that runs within the memory space of the process and thus exposes the keys to the application.