Luna Appliance Software 7.4.0

Luna Appliance Software 7.4.0 was released in January 2019.

>Download Luna Appliance Software 7.4.0 (includes firmware update to Luna HSM Firmware 7.4.0)

New Features and Enhancements

Luna Appliance Software 7.4.0 includes the following new features and enhancements:

Functionality Modules

Luna HSM Firmware 7.4.0 introduces Functionality Modules (FMs). FMs consist of your own custom-developed code, loaded and operating within the logical and physical security of a Luna Network HSM 7 as part of the HSM firmware. FMs allow you to customize your Luna Network HSM 7's functionality to suit the needs of your organization. Custom functionality provided by your own FMs can include:

>new cryptographic algorithms, including Quantum algorithms

>security-sensitive code, isolated from the rest of the HSM environment

>keys and critical parameters managed by the FM, independent from standard PKCS#11 objects, held in tamper-protected persistent storage

To create FMs, you will need the Functionality Module Software Development Kit (SDK), which is included with the Luna HSM Client 7.4.0 software. Applications that use FM functions are supported on Windows and Linux.

CAUTION!   Enabling FMs (HSM policy 50) introduces changes to Luna HSM functionality, some of which are permanent; they cannot be removed by disabling the policy. FM-enabled status is not reversible by Factory Reset. Refer to FM Deployment Constraints for details before enabling.

See About the FM SDK Programming Guide and Functionality Modules for details and procedures.

This feature also requires Luna HSM Client 7.4.0 or newer, and Luna HSM Firmware 7.4.0 or newer.

View Utilization Metrics by Partition

View utilization metrics for an individual partition or a specified list of partitions.

See Partition Utilization Metrics for details.

This feature also requires minimum Luna HSM Client 7.4.0 or newer, and Luna HSM Firmware 7.4.0 or newer.

Valid Update Paths

You can update the Luna Appliance Software to version 7.4.0 from the following previous versions:

>7.2.0, 7.2.2, 7.3.0, 7.3.1

Advisory Notes

This section highlights important issues you should be aware of before deploying Luna Appliance Software 7.4.0.

Re-apply the Luna Network HSM 7 Reboot Patch to Older Luna Appliance Software Versions

The Luna Network HSM 7 Reboot Patch is recommended for all Luna Network HSM 7s. Appliances currently shipped from the factory have this patch already installed, but if you use Luna Appliance Software 7.4.0 or older in your production environment, you must re-apply the patch after performing one or both of the following actions:

>Re-imaging the appliance to Luna Appliance Software 7.2.0 and Luna HSM Firmware 7.0.3

>Updating to Luna Appliance Software 7.4.0 or older