Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
For brevity, this Standard will be referred to as CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 11889-4 throughout.
At the time of publication, ISO/IEC 11889-4:2015 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA Group will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC.
This part of ISO/IEC 11889 contains C code that describes the algorithms and methods used by the command code in ISO/IEC 11889-3. The code in this part of ISO/IEC 11889 augments ISO/IEC 11889-2 and ISO/IEC 11889-3 to provide a complete description of a TPM, including the supporting framework for the code that performs the command actions.
Any code in this part of ISO/IEC 11889 may be replaced by code that provides similar results when interfacing to the action code in ISO/IEC 11889-3. The behavior of code in this part of ISO/IEC 11889 that is not included in an annex is normative, as observed at the interfaces with ISO/IEC 11889-3 code. Code in an annex is provided for completeness, that is, to allow a full implementation of ISO/IEC 11889 from the provided code.
The code in ISO/IEC 11889-3 and this part of ISO/IEC 11889 is written to define the behavior of a compliant TPM. In some cases (e.g., firmware update), it is not possible to provide a compliant implementation. In those cases, any implementation provided by the vendor that meets the general description of the function provided in ISO/IEC 11889-3 would be compliant.
The code in ISO/IEC 11889-3 and this part of ISO/IEC 11889 is not written to meet any particular level of conformance nor does ISO/IEC 11889 require that a TPM meet any particular level of conformance.