configure wpa_supplicant to work with openssl

Jouni Malinen j
Sat Jun 23 10:43:21 PDT 2012

On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 03:07:54PM +0300, moran jacuel wrote:
> I am trying to configure wpa_supplicant on my linux machine to work with
> openssl pkcs11 engine with smartcard. The wpa_supplicant doesn't load my
> pkcs11 engine.  What do i need to write in my wpa_supplicant.cnf file to
> make it work ?

wpa_supplicant/examples/openCryptoki.conf has some examples on this:;a=blob_plain;f=wpa_supplicant/examples/openCryptoki.conf;hb=HEAD

> I am trying to debug the wpa_supplicant in order to understand how it
> works. I cant find a place where the supplicant loads the pkcs11 engine or
> the pkcs11 module. Can you refer me to the place it happens in the code ?

Assuming your OpenSSL has engine support defined (i.e., does not define
OPENSSL_NO_ENGINE), you should see related debug messages in
wpa_supplicant -d output with ENGINE: prefix.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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