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A Practical Guide to Trusted Computing by Leendert Van Doorn, David Safford, Ryan Catherman, Kent Yoder, David Challener

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Chapter 14

Administration of Trusted Devices

With the advent of TCG-equipped personal computers, there is a need for management software to take care of situations that may arise. These include registering keys, backing up migratable key chains, and creating maintenance blobs. These administrative needs also provide the opportunity for third-party business models to be constructed (or added to existing ones). This chapter considers how TPM administration problems can be solved by making use of the architectural design of the TPM. We will discuss the following:

  • Backup and maintenance of keys
  • Creating a database of non-migratable system keys and their certificates
  • Setting up a secure time reporting system

Secure Backup/Maintenance

The TCG key ...

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