New framework enables service providers to remotely
manage their trusted applications on connected devices
17 January 2017 – Technical standards body GlobalPlatform has
published a framework which details how trusted applications
hosted on a GlobalPlatform compliant Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) can be
remotely and dynamically managed. The framework is applicable to any
type of device including mobile and IoT devices and will be used by service providers,
TEE implementers, device makers, trusted application providers and
trusted application managers.
The GlobalPlatform TEE Management Framework (TMF) defines
standard methods to manage the lifecycle of the TEE once it is active. In order to support
the variety of usage of the TEE in today’s digital world, the
document has been defined to support the management of TEEs and trusted applications
in deployment models which include: one or many actors;
connected or unconnected devices; and one-to-one or one-to-many devices, as well as
with symmetric and asymmetric cryptography.
Gil Bernabeu, GlobalPlatform’s Technical Director, comments: “This framework is a
key part of GlobalPlatform’s TEE Specification offering. This
document integrates the lessons learned from trusted application deployment required to
achieve a real-world insight into the use of GlobalPlatform TEE
Specifications. It enables TEE users to install, update and personalize trusted applications
on a TEE, providing clear and practical direction into the
management requirements of trusted applications. This standardization brings significant
value to those providing trusted services on connected devices.”
GlobalPlatform TEE Specifications were first released in 2013. The management
functionality has been defined to complement the existing
GlobalPlatform TEE Specifications, enabling the deployment of trusted applications that
are using the various GlobalPlatform TEE API. As a next step,
GlobalPlatform will define specific vertical TMF-related configurations to guide
implementers and users of certain devices.
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