partition clear

Delete all objects on a partition. Because this is a destructive command, the user is prompted to proceed/quit before the erasure occurs.

NOTE   This command requires Luna Network HSM Appliance Software 7.8.1 or newer. It cannot be used on STC partitions; the Partition SO must use LunaCM at the client for partition management.

For password-authenticated HSMs, if the password isn't entered on the command line, the user will be prompted for it interactively. User input will be echoed as asterisks.

For multifactor quorum-authenticated HSMs, Luna PED action is required, and the Crypto Officer (black) PED key is requested. Any password provided at the command line is ignored. However, if a PIN was specified when the HSM partition was created, that PIN must be entered at the Luna PED keypad.

User Privileges

Users with the following privileges can perform this command:




partition clear -partition <partition_name> [-password <password>] [-force]

Argument(s) Shortcut Description
-force -f Force the action without prompting.
-partition <name> -par Specifies the name of the partition from which all objects are to be erased. To obtain a list of partitions, use the partition list command.
-password <password> -pas The password to be used as login credential by the partition's user. This parameter is required on password-authenticated HSMs.


lunash:>partition clear -partition myPartition

  Please enter the Crypto Officer's challenge:
  > ********

CAUTION:  Are you sure you wish to clear the partition named:
          This will ERASE all the objects on the partition.

          Type 'proceed' to clear the partition, or 'quit'
          to quit now.
          > proceed

'partition clear' successful.

Command Result : 0 (Success)