[Opendnssec-user] SoftHSM: C_Initialize: Could not open the config file: /etc/softhsm/softhsm.conf

Sebastian Castro sebastian at nzrs.net.nz
Wed Feb 8 23:28:03 UTC 2012

On 09/02/12 12:08, Bas van den Dikkenberg wrote:
> Hello,


> How can i make opendnssec-signer run under the user opendnssec?
> When I change it in the conf.xml and I start the signer I get :
> SoftHSM: C_Initialize: Could not open the config file: /etc/softhsm/softhsm.conf
> When I make this file readebol for opendnssec it doesn't work.

Could you expand a little bit around this?

Have you tried, for example, to list the keys in your softHSM by running
ods-hsmutil under the opendnssec user?

Perhaps you are able to read the config file, but the sqlite file
containing the softhsm is not readable. Are you running Linux? Perhaps
the AppArmor is bothering you.


> Any sugestions, would be nice
> With kind regards,
> Bas van den Dikkenberg
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Sebastian Castro
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