The PC Client Work Group provides common functionality, interfaces, and a minimum set of security and privacy requirements for PC client that use TCG components to establish their root of trust. This work group serves an advisory role by providing information to the TPM Work Group and other TCG Work Groups on possible architectural and design issues that may impact their work. This work group's deliverables do not address any functionality, interface (except those interfaces between the OS and the pre-OS environment), security or privacy issues for the Operating System(s) that are hosted by the platform.
The purpose of this document is to define a standard interface to the TPM on an EFI platform. This standard interface is useful on any of the three example instantiations of an EFI platform shown in Figures 2-1, 2-2, and 2-3, as well as other instantiations.
The TCG Main specifications define a TPM for use on any generic platform. Platform-specific functionality is defined in platform specifications such as this document. This document details the additional features that SHALL be implemented by a TPM for a PC Client platform.
This protection profile describes the security requirements for the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) PC Client Specific Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Family 2.0; Level 0 conforming to the Common Criteria version 3.1 revision 4.
The Physical Presence Interface utilizes the industry-standard Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) to provide a communication mechanism between the OS and the BIOS, enabling the OS and the BIOS to cooperate to provide a simple and straightforward platform user experience for administering the TPM without sacrificing security.
The Protection Profile identified in this certificate has been evaluated at an accredited and licensed/ approved evaluation facility using the Common Methodology for IT Security Evaluation (CEM), Version 3.1 for conformance to the Common Criteria for IT Security Evaluation (CC), Version 3.1.
This document is about the processes that boot an EFI platform and boot an OS on that platform. Specifically, this specification contains the requirements for measuring boot events into TPM PCRs and adding boot event entries into the Event Log.