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     3= Newport CN803x secure boot
     4Trusted Mode Boot is the hardware and firmware implementation of secure boot for the  CN803x based on the [ ARM Trusted Board Boot Requirements (TBBR) specification] described in the [ ARM Trusted Firmware]. It utilizes the [ ARM TrustZone] architecture and the ARM Trusted Firmware (ATF).
     6** Note that trusted boot on CN803x requires the -AUC (Secure Boot without Crypto) or -AUS (Secure Boot with Crypto) variant of the CN80XX processor which is not on Newport standard product boards. The standard Newport boards have the -SCP variant which has Crypto but no Secure Boot. Non AUC/AUS parts will come with the OTP fuses locked from the factory such that the ROTPK (Root of Trust Private Key) and others can not be programmed. Contact if you wish to use Trusted boot on a Gateworks Custom or Special **
     8See also [wiki:secure_boot] for information on securing the rest of your firmware.
     12== Marvell BDK as the SPL
     13The boot code loaded by the CN803x BOOT ROM is the Marvell BDK which we use as a Secondary Program Loader (SPL) in order to load the board DTB, ARM Trusted Firmware (ATF), and U-boot propper.
     15The BDK is always built with signed images using keys in the bdk/trust-keys directory:
     16 * hw-rot-public.pem ROTPK (root of trust private key)
     17  - a 256bit hash of this is blown into One Time Programmable fuses for verification of the BDK boot stub and the BDK public key
     18  - erased with a 'make -C bdk distclean' and re-created if needed
     19  - created with:
     21outopenssl ecparam -name prime256v1 -genkey -noout -out bdk/trust-keys/hw-rot-private.pem
     23 * bdk-sign-private.pem BDK private key
     24  - used to sign and validate all files within the FATFS including board DTB's, various applications of the BDK, and the ATF and U-Boot FIP package
     25  - erased with a 'make -C bdk distclean' and re-created if needed
     26  - created with:
     28openssl ecparam -name prime256v1 -genkey -noout -out bdk/trust-keys/bdk-sign-private.pem
     31To build a version of boot firmware in the Newport BSP directory using keys that you create and manage in the ~/keys directory:
     34# cd to where you have the Newport BSP
     35cd /usr/src/newport/bsp
     36# setup your enviroment
     37. ./setup-environment
     38# perform a distclean to remove everything including keys
     39make distclean
     40# create your private keys (if not already created)
     41outopenssl ecparam -name prime256v1 -genkey -noout -out $KEY_DIR/hw-rot-private.pem
     42openssl ecparam -name prime256v1 -genkey -noout -out $KEY_DIR/bdk-sign-private.pem
     43# copy your keys to the bdk
     44cp $KEY_DIR/hw-rot-private.pem $KEY_DIR/bdk-sign-private.pem bdk/trust-keys
     45# build the bdk and firmware
     46make bdk
     47make firmware-image
     50To easily obtain the SHA256 of the ROTPK public key you can use:
     52./newport/ bdk/trust-keys/hw-rot-private.pem
     56The hw-rot-private.pem and bdk-sign-private.pem files must be stored in a secure database preferably indexed by board serial number in case you even need to change them.
     60== Adding signature node to DTB for booting signed FIT images
     61To add the kernel, fdt, and ramdisk to the chain of trust you can use a signed fit image (see [wiki:secure_boot#fit]). This requires that the FDT controlling U-Boot have a signature node containing the key data used to verify the FIT image.
     63To accomplish this you must alter your board dtb in the boot firmware FATFS using the method discussed in [wiki:secure_boot#fit].
     65You can do this using the fatfs-tool which is built by the Newport BSP. For example, if your board is a GW6304 thus uses the gw6304-linux.dtb, your Newport BSP is in /usr/src/newport/bsp, and your FIT key is ~/keys/fit.key
     67# define vars used in commands below
     73# get latest boot firmware
     76# extract your DTB to current directory
     77$BSP_DIR/bin/fatfs-tool -i firmware-newport.img extract /$DTB .
     79# use mkimage to apply the key signature node
     80cat << EOF > dummy.its
     83/ {
     84        description = "Dummy file for signing board .dtb files";
     85        #address-cells = <1>;
     87        /* dummy image just to keep mkimage tool happy */
     88        images {
     89                kernel@1 {
     90                        description = "dummy kernel image";
     91                        data = /incbin/("dummy.bin");
     92                        type = "kernel";
     93                        arch = "arm64";
     94                        os = "linux";
     95                        compression = "none";
     96                        load = <0x0>;
     97                        entry = <0x0>;
     98                        hash@1 {
     99                                algo = "sha256";
     100                        };
     101                };
     102        };
     103        configurations {
     104                default = "config@1";
     105                config@1 {
     106                        description = "Linux configuration";
     107                        kernel = "kernel@1";
     108                        signature@1 {
     109                                algo = "sha256,rsa2048";
     110                                key-name-hint = "dummy";
     111                        };
     112                };
     113        };
     116touch dummy.bin
     117# replace dummy placeholders for key-name
     118sed -i "s;key-name-hint = \"dummy\";key-name-hint = \"$KEY_NAME\";g" dummy.its
     119# create cert for key
     120openssl req -batch -new -x509 -key $KEY_DIR/$KEY_NAME.key -out $KEY_DIR/$KEY_NAME.crt
     121# add signature node to myboard.dtb
     122$BSP_DIR/bin/mkimage -r -k $KEY_DIR -K $DTB -f dummy.its dummy.itb
     124# pad and sign the dtb
     125BDK_ROOT=$BSP_DIR/bdk $BSP_DIR/bdk/bin/bdk-aes-pad $DTB
     126BDK_ROOT=$BSP_DIR/bdk $BSP_DIR/bdk/bin/bdk-sign bdk-sign-private $DTB.sign $DTB
     128# copy the new dtb and its signature into the FATFS
     129$BSP_DIR/bin/fatfs-tool -i firmware-newport.img cp $DTB $DTB.sign /
     134== Blowing Fuses to lock a device to use trusted boot
     136**Important Note: Once boards have been configured for trusted-mode boot by hard blowing fuses the JTAG chain is disabled and boards can not be re-tested by Gateworks and as a result returns (RMA) will not be accepted. It is recommended that OEM's test board functionality before permanently setting trusted-mode boot fuses.**
     138In order to enable trusted boot you must:
     139 * program the ROTPK 256bit hash into OTP
     140 * enable the tz-force bit
     141 * enable the fj-dis bit if you want to disable a fallback to insecure boot firmware if secure boot fails
     143The 256bit ROTPK that needs to be used for trusted boot can be found using the following in the Newport BSP directory:
     145./newport/ bdk/trust-keys/hw-rot-private.pem
     148Before doing this permanently there is a way to 'soft' blow the fuses where you can perform a warm reset to verify everything boots as expected.
     150Gateworks provides an octeontxotp application on its pre-built buildroot based minimal kernel+ramdisk that can be used for provisioning boards. This program can be used to blow the fuses necessary to enable trusted boot:
     151 * soft blow (for testing)
     153octeontxotp --rotpk $ROTPK
     154octeontxotp --tz_force
     155octeontxotp --fj_dis
     156i2cset -f -y 0 0x20 0 0 # disable power-cycle on reset
     157octeontxotp --reset
     159 * hard blow (after testing via soft blow) **this is permanent and you will no longer be able to JTAG program or RMA your board**)
     161octeontxotp --hard --force --rotpk $ROTPK
     162octeontxotp --hard --force --lock rotpk
     163octeontxotp --hard --force --tz_force
     164octeontxotp --hard --force --fj_dis