CHAPTER 13

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Authorizations and Sessions

Authorizations and sessions are among the most important concepts in TPM 2.0. Authorizations control access to entities in the TPM, providing many of the security guarantees of the TPM. Sessions are the vehicle for authorizations and maintain state between subsequent commands; additionally, sessions configure some per-command attributes such as encryption and decryption of command and response parameters and auditing. This chapter describes sessions as they relate to authorization of actions on entities. Chapters 16 and 17 describe details of the per-command session use modifiers.

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