TPM PlanningΒΆ

TPM is an industry standard crypto processor that enables secure storage of HTTPS SSL private keys. It is used in support of advanced security features.

TPM is an optional requirement for UEFI Secure Boot.

If you plan to use TPM for secure protection of REST API and Web Server HTTPS SSL keys, ensure that TPM 2.0 compliant hardware devices are fitted on controller nodes before provisioning them. If properly connected, the BIOS should detect these new devices and display appropriate configuration options. TPM must be enabled from the BIOS before it can be used in software.


StarlingX allows post installation configuration of HTTPS mode. It is possible to transition a live HTTP system to a system that uses TPM for storage of HTTPS SSL keys without reinstalling the system.