TPM Software Stack

This book is primarily about TPM 2.0 devices. However, a TPM without software is like a car with a full tank of gas but no driver; it has great potential but isn’t going anywhere. This chapter, in preparation for the rest of the book, introduces you to the TPM’s “driver”1, the TPM Software Stack (TSS). A good understanding of this topic will enable you to understand subsequent code examples in this book.

The TSS is a TCG software standard that allows applications to intercept the stack, that is, be written to APIs in the stack at various levels in a portable manner. Applications written to the TSS should work on any ...

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