Method and apparatus for providing a cryptographic security function for the operation of a device

  • US 11,106,828 B2
  • Filed: 03/07/2017
  • Issued: 08/31/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/22/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for providing a cryptographic security function for the operation of a device, wherein the following method steps are executed:

  • receiving a request to provide the cryptographic security function,providing an interface to a trust anchor, the trust anchor making available the cryptographic security function,wherein said interface determines an item of context information depending on the application initiating the request, the item of context information comprising the identity of the application,providing the requested cryptographic security function for the application initiating the request,wherein the determined item of context information is integrated into the provision of the cryptographic security function, andwherein the item of context information at least one of modifies and influences a value resulting from the cryptographic security function.

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