CK_RV FC_InitToken( CK_SLOT_ID slotID, CK_CHAR_PTR pPin, CK_ULONG ulPinLen, CK_CHAR_PTR pLabel );
FC_InitToken() has the following parameters:
the ID of the token’s slot
the password of the security officer (SO)
the length in bytes of the SO password
points to the label of the token, which must be padded with spaces to 32 bytes and not be null-terminated
FC_InitToken() initializes a brand new token or re-initializes a token that was initialized
FC_InitToken() initializes or clears the key database, removes the password,
and then marks all the user certs in the certificate database as non-user certs. (User certs
are the certificates that have their associated private keys in the key database.)
A user must be able to call
FC_InitToken() without logging into the token (to assume the NSS
User role) because either the user’s password hasn’t been set yet or the user forgets the
password and needs to blow away the password-encrypted private key database and start over.
Note: The SO password should be the empty string, i.e.,
ulPinLen argument should be 0.
FC_InitToken() ignores the
FC_InitToken() returns the following return codes.
CKR_OK: token initialization succeeded.
CKR_SLOT_ID_INVALID: slot ID is invalid.
we don’t have a reference to the key database (we failed to open the key database or we have released our reference).
CKR_DEVICE_ERROR: failed to reset the key database.
FC_InitToken() is used to reset the password for the key database when the user forgets the
The “Reset Password” button of the Mozilla Application Suite and SeaMonkey (in Preferences->Privacy & Security->Master Passwords) calls
The “-T” (token reset) command of
Note: Resetting the password clears all permanent secret and private keys. You won’t be able to decrypt the data, such as Mozilla’s stored passwords, that were encrypted using any of those keys.