Previous Client SDK versions - AWS CloudHSM

Previous Client SDK versions

AWS CloudHSM includes two major Client SDK versions:

  • Client SDK 5: This is our latest and default Client SDK. For information on the benefits and advantages it provides, see Benefits of Client SDK 5.

  • Client SDK 3: This is our older Client SDK. It includes a full set of components for platform and language-based applications compatibility and management tools.

Client SDK 3 documentation is listed in this section.

To download, see Downloads for AWS CloudHSM Client SDK.

Check your client SDK version

Amazon Linux

Use the following command:

rpm -qa | grep ^cloudhsm
Amazon Linux 2

Use the following command:

rpm -qa | grep ^cloudhsm
CentOS 6

Use the following command:

rpm -qa | grep ^cloudhsm
CentOS 7

Use the following command:

rpm -qa | grep ^cloudhsm
CentOS 8

Use the following command:

rpm -qa | grep ^cloudhsm
RHEL 6

Use the following command:

rpm -qa | grep ^cloudhsm
RHEL 7

Use the following command:

rpm -qa | grep ^cloudhsm
RHEL 8

Use the following command:

rpm -qa | grep ^cloudhsm
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Use the following command:

apt list --installed | grep ^cloudhsm
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Use the following command:

apt list --installed | grep ^cloudhsm
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Use the following command:

apt list --installed | grep ^cloudhsm
Windows Server

Use the following command:

wmic product get name,version

Client SDK component comparison

In addition to the command-line tools, Client SDK 3 contains components that enable off-loading cryptographic operations to the HSM from various platform or language-based applications. Client SDK 5 does not have parity with Client SDK 3 at this time, but parity is the goal. The following table compares component availability in Client SDK 3 and Client SDK 5.

Component Client SDK 5 Client SDK 3
PKCS #11 library

Yes

Yes

JCE provider Yes Yes
OpenSSL Dynamic Engine Yes

Yes

CNG and KSP providers Yes
CloudHSM Management Utility Yes1
Key management utility Yes
Configure tool Yes Yes

[1] To manage HSM users with Client SDK 5, AWS CloudHSM offers a standalone version of CMU. For more information, see Download CloudHSM Management Utility and How to manage HSM users with CMU.