Install and Configure the AWS CloudHSM Client (Linux) - AWS CloudHSM

Install and Configure the AWS CloudHSM Client (Linux)

To interact with the HSM in your AWS CloudHSM cluster, you need the AWS CloudHSM client software for Linux. You should install it on the Linux EC2 client instance that you created previously. You can also install a client if you are using Windows. For more information, see Install and Configure the AWS CloudHSM Client (Windows).

Install the AWS CloudHSM Client and Command Line Tools

Connect to your client instance and run the following commands to download and install the AWS CloudHSM client and command line tools.

Amazon Linux
wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/cloudhsmv2-software/CloudHsmClient/EL6/cloudhsm-client-latest.el6.x86_64.rpm
sudo yum install ./cloudhsm-client-latest.el6.x86_64.rpm
Amazon Linux 2
wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/cloudhsmv2-software/CloudHsmClient/EL7/cloudhsm-client-latest.el7.x86_64.rpm
sudo yum install ./cloudhsm-client-latest.el7.x86_64.rpm
CentOS 7
sudo yum install wget
wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/cloudhsmv2-software/CloudHsmClient/EL7/cloudhsm-client-latest.el7.x86_64.rpm
sudo yum install ./cloudhsm-client-latest.el7.x86_64.rpm
CentOS 8
sudo yum install wget
wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/cloudhsmv2-software/CloudHsmClient/EL8/cloudhsm-client-latest.el8.x86_64.rpm
sudo yum install ./cloudhsm-client-latest.el8.x86_64.rpm
RHEL 7
sudo yum install wget
wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/cloudhsmv2-software/CloudHsmClient/EL7/cloudhsm-client-latest.el7.x86_64.rpm
sudo yum install ./cloudhsm-client-latest.el7.x86_64.rpm
RHEL 8
sudo yum install wget
wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/cloudhsmv2-software/CloudHsmClient/EL8/cloudhsm-client-latest.el8.x86_64.rpm
sudo yum install ./cloudhsm-client-latest.el8.x86_64.rpm
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/cloudhsmv2-software/CloudHsmClient/Xenial/cloudhsm-client_latest_amd64.deb
sudo apt install ./cloudhsm-client_latest_amd64.deb
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/cloudhsmv2-software/CloudHsmClient/Bionic/cloudhsm-client_latest_u18.04_amd64.deb
sudo apt install ./cloudhsm-client_latest_u18.04_amd64.deb

Edit the Client Configuration

Before you can use the AWS CloudHSM client to connect to your cluster, you must edit the client configuration.

To edit the client configuration

  1. Copy your issuing certificate—the one that you used to sign the cluster's certificate—to the following location on the client instance: /opt/cloudhsm/etc/customerCA.crt. You need instance root user permissions on the client instance to copy your certificate to this location.

  2. Use the following configure command to update the configuration files for the AWS CloudHSM client and command line tools, specifying the IP address of the HSM in your cluster. To get the HSM's IP address, view your cluster in the AWS CloudHSM console, or run the describe-clusters AWS CLI command. In the command's output, the HSM's IP address is the value of the EniIp field. If you have more than one HSM, choose the IP address for any of the HSMs; it doesn't matter which one.

    sudo /opt/cloudhsm/bin/configure -a <IP address> Updating server config in /opt/cloudhsm/etc/cloudhsm_client.cfg Updating server config in /opt/cloudhsm/etc/cloudhsm_mgmt_util.cfg
  3. Go to Activate the Cluster.