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tpm2_flushcontext(1)	    General Commands Manual	  tpm2_flushcontext(1)

NAME
       tpm2_flushcontext(1) - Remove a specified handle, or all	contexts asso-
       ciated with a transient object, loaded session or  saved	 session  from
       the TPM.

SYNOPSIS
       tpm2_flushcontext [OPTIONS] [ARGUMENT]

DESCRIPTION
       tpm2_flushcontext(1) - Remove a specified handle, or all	contexts asso-
       ciated with a transient object, loaded session or  saved	 session  from
       the  TPM.   The object to be flushed is specified as the	first argument
       to the tool and is in one of the	following forms: - The handle  of  the
       object  to  be flushed from the TPM.  Must be a valid handle number.  -
       Flush a session via a session file.  A session file is  generated  from
       tpm2_startauthsession(1)'s -S option.

OPTIONS
       o -t, --transient-object:

	 Remove	all transient objects.

       o -l, --loaded-session:

	 Remove	all loaded sessions.

       o -s, --saved-session:

	 Remove	all saved sessions.

       o ARGUMENT the command line argument specifies the OBJECT to be removed
	 from the TPM resident memory.

COMMON OPTIONS
       This collection of options are common to	many programs and provide  in-
       formation that many users may expect.

       o -h,  --help=[man|no-man]:  Display the	tools manpage.	By default, it
	 attempts to invoke the	manpager for the  tool,	 however,  on  failure
	 will  output  a short tool summary.  This is the same behavior	if the
	 "man" option argument is specified, however if	explicit "man" is  re-
	 quested,  the	tool  will  provide errors from	man on stderr.	If the
	 "no-man" option if specified, or the manpager fails,  the  short  op-
	 tions will be output to stdout.

	 To  successfully use the manpages feature requires the	manpages to be
	 installed or on MANPATH, See man(1) for more details.

       o -v, --version:	Display	version	information for	this  tool,  supported
	 tctis and exit.

       o -V,  --verbose:  Increase the information that	the tool prints	to the
	 console during	its execution.	When using this	option	the  file  and
	 line number are printed.

       o -Q, --quiet: Silence normal tool output to stdout.

       o -Z, --enable-errata: Enable the application of	errata fixups.	Useful
	 if an errata fixup needs to be	applied	to commands sent to  the  TPM.
	 Defining the environment TPM2TOOLS_ENABLE_ERRATA is equivalent.

TCTI Configuration
       The  TCTI  or  "Transmission  Interface"	is the communication mechanism
       with the	TPM.  TCTIs can	be changed for communication with TPMs	across
       different mediums.

       To control the TCTI, the	tools respect:

       1. The command line option -T or	--tcti

       2. The environment variable: TPM2TOOLS_TCTI.

       Note:  The  command  line option	always overrides the environment vari-
       able.

       The current known TCTIs are:

       o tabrmd	    -	  The	  resource     manager,	    called	tabrmd
	 (https://github.com/tpm2-software/tpm2-abrmd).	  Note that tabrmd and
	 abrmd as a tcti name are synonymous.

       o mssim - Typically used	for communicating to the TPM software  simula-
	 tor.

       o device	- Used when talking directly to	a TPM device file.

       o none  - Do not	initalize a connection with the	TPM.  Some tools allow
	 for off-tpm options and thus support not using	a TCTI.	 Tools that do
	 not  support  it  will	error when attempted to	be used	without	a TCTI
	 connection.  Does not support ANY options and MUST  BE	 presented  as
	 the exact text	of "none".

       The  arguments  to  either  the	command	line option or the environment
       variable	are in the form:

       <tcti-name>:<tcti-option-config>

       Specifying an empty string for  either  the  <tcti-name>	 or  <tcti-op-
       tion-config> results in the default being used for that portion respec-
       tively.

   TCTI	Defaults
       When a TCTI is not specified, the default TCTI is  searched  for	 using
       dlopen(3)  semantics.   The  tools  will	 search	for tabrmd, device and
       mssim TCTIs IN THAT ORDER and USE THE FIRST ONE FOUND.  You  can	 query
       what TCTI will be chosen	as the default by using	the -v option to print
       the version information.	 The "default-tcti" key-value pair will	 indi-
       cate which of the aforementioned	TCTIs is the default.

   Custom TCTIs
       Any TCTI	that implements	the dynamic TCTI interface can be loaded.  The
       tools internally	use dlopen(3), and the raw tcti-name value is used for
       the lookup.  Thus, this could be	a path to the shared library, or a li-
       brary name as understood	by dlopen(3) semantics.

TCTI OPTIONS
       This collection of options are used to configure	the various known TCTI
       modules available:

       o device: For the device	TCTI, the TPM character	device file for	use by
	 the device TCTI can be	specified.  The	default	is /dev/tpm0.

	 Example:   -T	 device:/dev/tpm0   or	 export	   TPM2TOOLS_TCTI="de-
	 vice:/dev/tpm0"

       _o mssim:	 For  the  mssim  TCTI,	the domain name	or IP address and port
	 number	used by	the simulator  can  be	specified.   The  default  are
	 127.0.0.1 and 2321.

	 Example:  -T  mssim:host=localhost,port=2321  or export TPM2TOOLS_TC-
	 TI="mssim:host=localhost,port=2321"

       _o abrmd:	For the	abrmd TCTI, the	configuration string format is	a  se-
	 ries  of  simple  key value pairs separated by	a ',' character.  Each
	 key and value string are separated by a '=' character.

	 o TCTI	abrmd supports two keys:

	   1. 'bus_name' : The name of	the  tabrmd  service  on  the  bus  (a
	      string).

	   2. 'bus_type' : The type of the dbus	instance (a string) limited to
	      'session'	and 'system'.

	 Specify the tabrmd tcti name and a config string of  bus_name=com.ex-
	 ample.FooBar:

	 \--tcti=tabrmd:bus_name=com.example.FooBar

	 Specify the default (abrmd) tcti and a	config string of bus_type=ses-
	 sion:

	 \--tcti:bus_type=session

	 NOTE: abrmd and tabrmd	are synonymous.

EXAMPLES
   Flushing a Transient	Object
       Typically, when using the TPM, the interactions	occur  through	a  re-
       source  manager,	like tpm2-abrmd(8).  When the process exits, transient
       object handles are flushed.  Thus, flushing transient  objects  through
       the  command  line is not required.  However, when interacting with the
       TPM directly, this scenario is possible.	 The below example assumes di-
       rect  TPM  access  not brokered by a resource manager.  Specifically we
       will use	the simulator.

	      tpm2_createprimary -Tmssim -c primary.ctx

	      tpm2_getcap -T mssim handles-transient
	      -	0x80000000

	      tpm2_flushcontext	-T mssim 0x80000000

   Flush All the Transient Objects
	      tpm2_flushcontext	\--transient-object

   Flush a Session
	      tpm2_startauthsession -S session.dat

	      tpm2_flushcontext	session.dat

Returns
       Tools can return	any of the following codes:

       o 0 - Success.

       o 1 - General non-specific error.

       o 2 - Options handling error.

       o 3 - Authentication error.

       o 4 - TCTI related error.

       o 5 - Non supported scheme.  Applicable to tpm2_testparams.

BUGS
       Github Issues (https://github.com/tpm2-software/tpm2-tools/issues)

HELP
       See the Mailing List (https://lists.01.org/mailman/listinfo/tpm2)

tpm2-tools						  tpm2_flushcontext(1)

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