Initialize the HSM

Before initializing the HSM, you must first zeroize it.

Zeroize the HSM by using the Management Service

  1. Open a browser and log on to the appliance.
  2. On the Configuration tab, navigate to System > HSM Administration, and in the details plane, click Zeroize.

    All data is wiped from the FIPS chip, and the state appears as “Zeroized.” Any HSM partitions created earlier are deleted.

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Initialize the HSM by using the Management Service

  1. On the Configuration tab, navigate to System > HSM Administration, and in the details plane, click Initialize.
  2. Type a new user name, specify a password, and click OK.

    Note: The password length must be between 7 and 14 characters. It must contain any three of the following types of characters: uppercase, lowercase, numeric, special.

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    The card state appears as “Initialized.”

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